General Writing and Grammar Help/Strong Thesis


Hello, I need a strong analytical thesis statement for this question-
How were the English colonists' relations with Native Americans and African Americans in the north similar to and different from the English colonists' relations with Native Americans and African Americans in the south?

So far this is what I have-
Beginning in the 15th century with the migration of Europeans to the Americas, along with their importation of African slaves, conflict and opposition diminished the relations between Europeans and Native Americans.

While relations with Native Americans in the North started out benevolent, the desire for Native American processions turned the relations hostile. In the South, relations became hostile from the early days of English settlement.

African slaves in the North and South were bound by the dominance of European men, however the treatment was often better regarded in the North especially after the slave codes of 1662 strengthened regulations in the South.

Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks so much!

Hello Mollie - and thanks for your question.

I'm afraid that this is more a question for a historian, rather than a language specialist.

The only suggestion I can make is that you analyse the question very carefully.

Have a look at these guidance notes:

I hope you find these helpful

Best wishes  

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