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How can you use historical context to support your argument and thesis?

Historical context doesn’t necessarily need to support your argument and thesis. Sometimes, it’s helpful if it’s for a document such as a speech or opinion piece like Common Sense, but it’s generally to give your reader an overview of the context and why the document is important to the prompt. This is especially important, because historical writing (such as a DBQ) should be self explaining.

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