One of the most important skills a historian develops is the ability to evaluate historical documents. This evaluation concerns asking questions of the documents that allows a historian to have insight in a particular topic or period being investigated. This week’s documents relate to the weekly module topic. This week’s documents relate to the weekly module topic of culture and cultural interaction. If you still need help prioritizing your questions of the document go to Document Interpretation Tutorial Page. Use activities below to learn how to analyze various types of sources and to become an historian yourself.
In this weekly discussion assignment you will need to:
Choose one of the documents below to read.
The Confederate Constitution (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Read only article 1-5)
Jefferson Davis, Address to the Provincial Congress of the Confederate States of America (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Read only the first four paragraphs)
South Carolina Declaration of the Causes of Secessions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Read, “In the present case, that fact is established with certainty…” to the end.)