The Crusades had a major effect on world history. Historians continue to discuss the positive and negative outcomes of these military expeditions from Europe to the Holy Land. In my opinion the (positives or negatives)______________ outweigh the (positives of negatives)________________. In order to understand my position, I will explain what the Crusades were and why Europeans went on the Crusades. Next I will explain what happened in the Crusades. Finally, I will explain why the impact of the Crusades was more ___________ than _____________.
Begin your essay on the following page. If you are using the above opening paragraph you should copy it at the start of your essay.