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Thesis Statement?. 1-2 Sentence condensation of argument or analysis of your paper Test your ideas Organize Provide reader with main point You will prove your thesis with evidence. Building a Thesis. Answer your historical question Make sure it is an argument

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thesis statement
Thesis Statement?
  • 1-2 Sentence condensation of argument or analysis of your paper
    • Test your ideas
    • Organize
    • Provide reader with main point
  • You will prove your thesis with evidence
building a thesis
Building a Thesis
  • Answer your historical question
    • Make sure it is an argument
    • Make sure that you can answer it
    • Express one main point
    • Assert your conclusion
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Why was Senator Henry Clay known as the Great Compromiser?

  • What I found:

Clay negotiated for…

The Missouri Compromise

The Nullification Crisis

The Compromise of 1850

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Without the negotiating efforts of Senator Henry Clay in the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850, the US would have fallen into Civil War before 1861?

how to tell a strong thesis statement from a weak one
How to Tell a Strong Thesis Statement from a Weak One
  • 1. A strong thesis statement takes some sort of stand.
  • 2. A strong thesis statement justifies discussion.
  • 3. A strong thesis statement expresses one main idea.
  • 4. A strong thesis statement is specific.
works consulted
Works Consulted

"Henry Clay." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 May 2013. Web. 20 May 2013.

"Henry Clay Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 20 May 2013.

Schurz, Carl. Henry Clay. Boston Mass.: Houghton, Mifflin, 1899. Print.