For this debate, I was in charge of the misconceptions about MLK's role and motives in the Civil Rights Movement while my partner was in charge of what he actually did (or didn't do) so I only have half the argument. Synthesis and Thesis: Abraham Lincoln is named the Great Emancipator in honor of his... Continue Reading →
APUSH Discussion Groups: Did Yellow Journalism cause the Spanish-American War? (Yes)
A bullet outline for the debate of how fake news stories kicked off one of the most pointless wars in the history of mankind.
APUSH Discussion Groups: Was Lincoln the best president? (No)
While I disagree with my given stance, this was the position given to me to argue, so I had to take it. I like arguing the on the losing side anyway; it's much more exciting and fresh. In any case, since each side of the debate is made up of a team of two people,... Continue Reading →
APUSH Discussion Groups: Was Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy Motivated by Humanitarian Impulses? (Yes)
Alright, so this discussion group was one where I had to argue the more difficult position; the position that Andy Jackson deported the Native Americans from their own lands "for their own good". Basically, the gist of my argument is the fact that the Native Americans would have entered into conflict with the white settlers... Continue Reading →
APUSH Discussion Groups: Was the American Revolution a Conservative Movement? (Yes)
The American Revolutionary War was a conservative movement with little sociopolitical change between the elite class pre-War and the elite class post-War.