Primary & Secondary Source Project

By: Brock , Zach , and Kai

Explanation of a Primary and Secondary Source

Primary Source: is direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation (ex:diaries,interviews,speeches,recordings,etc...)

Source:www.yale.edu


Secondary Source: is interprets ans analizes primary sources (ex:biography,bibliography,histories,etc...)

sources:www.princeton.edu

Difference Between a Primary and Secondary Source

A Primary Source is direct or base evidence about a topic. A Secondary Source is an analisis based on a Primary Source and the facts/evidence in it.

Example of a Primary Source

Topic: Cause of the Revolutionary War


Primary Source: The Declaration of Independence is a Primary Source because the document was written in the time period of the Revolutionary War opposing King George III

and everything Great Britain did wrong which lead to wanting independence

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Example of a Secondary Source

Topic : Cause of the Revolutionary War


Secondary Source: This is a Secondary Source because the Georgia Textbook was not written in the time period of the Revolutionary War and is based from Primary Sources

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Non-Example of a Primary Source

Topic : Causes of the Civil War


Primary Source non-example : The image isnt a Primary Source because it wasnt written during the time period of the Civil War instead it is an artical based from Primary Sources making it a Secondary Source

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Non-Example of a Secondary Source

Topic : Causes of the Civil War


Non-Example of a Secondary Source : The images is not a Secondary Source because it is a Document of the Fugative Slave Act Law that was written in the time period of the Civil War that is not an artical based on and piece of information from Primary Sources which therefore makes it a Primary Source

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