[ANSWER] Which is not necessary in a historical essay?
A. Argumentative thesis statement
B. First-hand accounts
C. Historical evidence
D. Interpretive claims
E. Properly cited resources
A. The Anargumentative thesis statement is not necessary in an historical essay. Anargumentative thesis statement is only necessary for persuasive orargumentative essay that requires a stance of the writer. However, historical essay involves a study question and thesis statement in the introduction part.
Choice B is the best choice for the question. For a historical essay, first-hand accounts are not necessary. The historical essays require cited resources, historical evidence as proof, but it isn’t easy to get first-hand accounts. This is because, at times, the involved persons may have died or even forgot the events.