These primary sources will cover some of the major events/arguments that will be discussed throughout this course. In addition to aiding you in your understanding of the various time periods covered in the class, these are the documents that you will choose from to complete your Primary Source Analysis Papers. As listed in the syllabus, throughout the semester you will choose 3 of these documents and create three short 500-word essays analyzing the chosen sources. Turn your primary source analysis papers into the appropriate dropbox by the dates listed in the syllabus, though they may always be turned in earlier.
When writing your papers consider the following:
Who is the author? What even is he/she discussing/describing? Does the author have a motive in creating this source? Does the author have a bias within this source? What does the author hope to achieve in creating this source? What is this source’s intended audience? What does this source teach you about the time in which it was created? Why is this source important to your understanding of American history?
book. The unfinished nation A-concise history 9 Edition by Alan Brinkley