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[Detail] Major-General Zachary Taylor--President of the United States. 1848.

News Writing | Journal | Dramatic Dialogue | Interview | Literary Theme

Dramatic Dialogue

Have students choose one of the images showing a president with another person and write a conversation the two might be having. They might use images of Abraham Lincoln with Sojourner Truth, the assassin approaching President McKinley, or Woodrow Wilson and Edith Galt Wilson on their way to his second inauguration.

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