Going to the Source

Paper details:

There are a number of primary sources within your textbook under the headings “Going to the Source.” Primary sources are directly from the direct time frame the event happened- diaries, letters, newspapers, etc. See and read the primary sources from early American history on the following pages of your textbook (9th edition): 36, 62, and 99. Write on only the three sources on these specific pages. Summarize the information that is related in these short passages. Then, most importantly, provide your analysis as to whether these primary sources are historically valuable in helping to understand the past and history in general. Are they historically worthy? Are they biased? What can one learn about history from these primary sources? Can these sources be connected to other information gained in this Unit?

Have an introduction paragraph listing your chosen sources by title and explaining the purpose of your paper in summarizing and analyzing these sources.

Summarize the first source and then and provide your analysis of the source. Repeat that procedure for your next two chosen sources.

Have a conclusion paragraph listing your sources by title again and provide final thoughts on all three sources and your primary source investigation in general.

You should end up having approximately two to three pages or so of writing, About one page per source along with introduction and conclusion.

Use double spacing, twelve-point font, one-inch margins, and another proper structuring when doing this assignment.

The paper is worth 150 points. The due date for the primary source investigation paper. Papers submitted after the due date will have thirty points deducted before grading begins. After one week past the due date, papers will not be accepted.


Name of the book is The Enduring Vision A History of American People (Ninth Edition) Volume 1: to 1877

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