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History
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1. Examples of primary sources are

       newspaper or media accounts created at the time of the historical event

       oral history interview with someone who personally witnessed a historical event

       political or legal documents, like Supreme Court rulings or Congressional hearing made at the time of a historical event

       all of the above

2.. Description found on the Library of Congress website of a photo taken in 1902 is a primary source

       True

       False 

Aug 23rd, 2015

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False. whereas the photo maybe a primary source the description is not. This is because the description is based on a primary source (the photo). The description is therefore a secondary source since the description is not a first account information, and might have been subject to alterations.

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Aug 23rd, 2015

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Aug 23rd, 2015

Examples of primary sources are

oral history interview with someone who personally witnessed a historical event

  political or legal documents, like Supreme Court rulings or Congressional hearing made at the time of a historical event

- as indicated earlier primary sources must be free of any potential alterations and must give first hand information. 

media and newspaper accounts are not first hand accounts as information is mostly picked up from primary sources such as witnesses.

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