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Choose one of the following characters/perspectives for your editorial:•Chinese merchant•British merchant•Chinese politician•British politicianAs you do your research, look for reasons why your character might support or condemn the opium trade. Then, complete the graphic organizer with examples you gather through your research. Be on the lookout for primary sources such as artwork, official documents, letters, newspaper articles, and religious documents from the time period to support your conclusions.NotesResearch Sources (Website, Book, Article, Etc.)Historical perspectivePosition on the opium tradeOne strong opposingpoint
First supporting pointSecond supporting pointThird supporting pointThis section is worth 20 points. See the scoring rubric below for more details on how you will be graded on your essay.Use your research findings to write an editorial. The editorial should be based on the viewpoint of one of the four perspectives: Chinese merchant, British merchant, Chinese politician, or British politician. Be sure to include specific information to further your argument.Use your graphic organizer to guide you as you write. Keep your focus on making a convincing argument. Your essay should contain the following:1.A few sentences that introduce the issue2.A sentence or two that clearly identifies your position3.At least one strong point in opposition to your position4.A short rebuttal of that opposing point5.At least three convincing supporting points for your position6.A concluding sentence or two7.A works-cited list: Include a list of all the sources that you used. These should also be cited within the body of your essay using parenthetical citations. Use the MLA Style Guidefor your citations.