Sample DBQ Question:
What factors led to divisions in the United States from 1815-1846?
Paraphrase what you want to say about the document. When you're totally done discussing the document, cite it at the end of the sentence in parentheses.
The conflict between state and federal power caused a major division in America from 1815-1846. Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina spoke strongly on behalf of states’ rights, and even said a state had the duty to nullify a law it disagreed with (Doc. 1).
WHAT SHOULD BE IN THE BODY PARAGRAPH?
1. topic sentence
2. 2 examples
3. cite documents
4. Analyze: how do the examples connect to your thesis?
5. transitional sentence
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