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Thesis Statement (write your thesis statement): I. Body Paragraph #1: a. Topic Sentence:
Slavery was a huge part of history. Around the mid-1800 is when alot of changes happened in slavery
eventually ending in the 1960's. b. Quote as Support:
'During the mid 1800s, slave narratives became an important literary forum for abolitionists. The
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave was written in first person, while
Sojourner Truth's story was written in third person. Explain what effect these two different
points of view might have on a 19th century reading audience in communicating the authors’
Body Paragraph #2:
purposes.' a. Topic Sentence:
Although these days the average person would not agree that slavery should exist, people from the time of
slavery America was split between people who did and did not want slavery. b. Quote as Support: ''The first free state to be organized from the Louisiana territory was Missouri. In 1820 it requested admission
to the Union as a slave state disrupting the balance of free and slave stated which were 11 of each at the time" III. Body Paragraph #3: a. Topic Sentence:
Lastly, the Compromise of 1820 solved the argument with slavery not ending it but solving the problem.
. ++ b. Quote as Support:
"The Missouri Compromise—also referred to as the Compromise of 1820—was an agreement between
the pro- and anti-slavery factions regulating slavery in the western territories. " ...
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