Causal Relationships

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In a cause and effect essay causal relationships decipher the factors that caused an effect to occur. The first step in determining causal relationships is by identifying the causal chain of events (Kennedy et al. 422). For example, a historian writing a paper on the collapse of colonial rule in Latin America could infer that the American Revolution inspired the revolutions that swept through the Americas. When a writer locates several causes, he or she should determine which are major causes or minor causes (Kennedy et al. 422). For instance, in a cause and effect essay about the Syrian civil war, the Arab spring movement that was sweeping through the middle east is the major cause, while the extensive drought within Syria would be the minor
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