Controlling the key properties of claims

Because a claim makes an internal connection between two ideas, we need to make sure that this connection is expressed as we want it to be. Again, by writing carefully, we also improve our 'analysis' of the issues. Look at the following claims:

a. Many colonial Australian settlers took part in military-style operations against indigenous Australians throughout the nineteenth century, in different parts of the country.

b. The violent conflict between white settlers and indigenous Australians was wrong.

c. Some Australian political and religious leaders in the nineteenth century wrote at the time that the violent conflict between white settlers and indigenous Australians was wrong.

d. Historians should continue to debate the extent to which indigenous Australians fought back against the process of European settlement.

e If Australians do not come to terms with the violent events associated

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