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Constructing Your Narrative
What is a narrative?
A narrative text tells the story. It does not attempt to present or prove an argument; rather, it presents the facts. A narrative is specific and chronological. It provides the details for an historian to interpret, but does not interpret those details itself.
Your group’s narrative must include the following information….
- Who were the leaders of the revolution?
- What conditions in the colonies led people to demand revolution?
- What ideas inspired revolutionary leaders in your case study?
- How did those revolutionary leaders inspire their followers?
- How did individuals assert their desired independence? (writing, speeches, protests, violence?)
- Between what groups did conflict arise?
- What conflict existed among the revolutionaries?
- How was that conflict expressed? (violence, politics, etc.?)
- How was the conflict resolved?
- Did the revolutionaries attain their initial goal of going from subject to citizen?
- Once independence was gained, what system of government did the new countries establish?
- Who held power?
- Who became marginalized?
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