What are Primary Sources?
Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence about a topic. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being studied.
Primary sources were either created during the time period being studied or were created at a later date by a participant in the events being studied as in the case of autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later.
Specific examples of primary sources are the Autobiography of Anne Frank, the Declaration of Independence, and film footage of the Kennedy Assassination.
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