Early Controversy Over Tobacco & Smoking

In this DBQ (document-based question), you will use your knowledge combined with documents provided or found through research. Be sure to include information demonstrating both your existing knowledge and your research.

Prompt: Read the selection entitled “Early Controversy Over Tobacco & Smoking” from your textbook. Once you have read the selection answer the following questions below in a well-developed essay.

  1. Which groups in Europe, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, opposed the habit of smoking tobacco?
  2. Why did the English government under King James I modify its opposition to tobacco?

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