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War of 1812 DBQ Essay Planning Guide


Paragraph 1 Hook (attention grabber) Thesis (answer to questionWhat forces led Americans to declare war on Britain in 1812?)

Paragraph 2 Focus: Support of war Factor #1 (violation of maritime rights, greed, lawless violence; political or practical motives)
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Paragraph 3 Focus: Opposition to war Factor #2 (violation of maritime rights, greed, lawless violence; political or practical motives)
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Paragraph 4: Discuss own belief for reason(s) behind War of 1812 based upon own knowledge and information found in documents.

Paragraph 5: Restate thesis (reword so that its not exactly the same words) Thought-provoking statement (avoid ending with a question)