Primary vs. Secondary Homework Assignment

Directions: For each number, determine which sources are primary and which are secondary. Explain your answer.

1) A. Letter from Benjamin Franklin to Vice President John Adams transmitting a petition from the Society for the Abolition of Slavery and an address of the people called Quakers on the subject of the abolition of the slave trade.
Written Feb. 9, 1790

Letter from Benjamin Franklin to Vice President John Adams transmitting a petition from the Society for the Abolition of Slavery and an address of the people called Quakers on the subject of the abolition of the slave trade

B. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin. Published by Tribeca Book, 2011
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C. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. Published by Simon & Schuster, 2004.

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2) A. U.S. Marines Battle Japanese in Pacific – 1942
Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. 12/17/1942 – 09/15/1945

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B). Flags of Our Fathers
Directed by Clint Eastwood, 2006.

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3)

A. Boston, Massachusetts 1630-1675 "Boston, 1630 to 1675. The Original Topography and Early Settlement together with the present Shore Line" "The fainter lines show streets of 1880." From Report on the Social Statistics of Cities, Compiled by George E. Waring, Jr., United States. Census Office, Part I, 188

 

B. Seller, John "A mapp of New England" by John Seller. London: Seller, 1675

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