The research question that I developed was: What is the difference between enslaved and non-white freed males in both 1820 and 1850? I choose these years because they had the same census data recorded and the largest time period difference. Initially, I wanted to choose both men and women, however, the 1820 census did not combine the groups and I thought it may mess up my graphs if I added them together. At first, it was confusing because my mac wanted to take the census data from NHGIS and put it into the app-pages. I realized I just had to copy and paste it into Excel to find the data I needed. Once I had the data in excel I made a separate tab and added the categories non-white Freed and enslaved people for both 1820 and 1850. Then I uploaded this doc onto flourish and set the parameters for the data; I was quite comfortable with this part as I used this before for creating the data map in week six. Flourish displayed my data as a line graph in the beginning and it was very difficult to understand. After browsing each of the graphs and charts I choose to use a bar chart which was the easiest to read and understand. The only thing that I changed was moving the labels to the y-axis and increased the bar size to 1.25. The column chart would have been another effective option, the other ones like the pie and area charts had the data all jumbled and were hard to read.