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Analyze a Written Document

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Meet the document.

 

We the PeopleAre there any special markings on the document?

Circle all that apply.

Stamp Postmark Handwritten note
Official seal Special letterhead Other

 

Is it handwritten, typed, or both?


Write down any words that you don’t know. Then look up the definitions.

 

 

Observe its parts.

 

Who wrote this document?


Who read or received this document?

 

What is the date of the document?

 

Try to make sense of it.

What is the main idea of the document?

 

 

List two quotes (words from the document) that help support the main idea.

 

 

Use it as historical evidence.

Where do you think you could find out more information about the persons who wrote or received this document?

 


Where do you think you could find out more information about this event?

 

 

 

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