Primary Sources 1776 Essay

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Below is a list of potential sources for you the historian. Now while historians actually travel to dusty old archives scattered across the country and the world to do hands-on research, this can give you some insight into what we frequently are off doing (at our own expense by the way) during the summer. Some of these sources are primary sources and some are secondary. You are responsible for reading these sources and determining: 1. Are they a primary or secondary source? 2. Of those that are primary, which ones would be the most valuable to you if you were writing the book 1776 and why? 3. You will then have to create an annotated bibliography (see the directions on the assignment sheet) and also write a brief three page paper that explains which four primary sources you consider the most valuable and why as well as explain why you are excluding the other sources from your top four. 4. You will have to properly cite your sources throughout your paper.
(Washes account of a battle in F&I war) http://www.nationalcenter.org/Braddock%27sDefeat.html
(A book review of 1776) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/books/review/22HORWITZ.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
(George Washington’s letter to congress about the 1776 army) http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/presidents/george-washington/on-recruiting-and-maintaining-an-army-1776.php
(Story of Washington's Defeat at Long Island) http://libproxy.wc.edu:2063/stable/10.2307/2710854?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoAdvancedSearch%3Fc4%3DAND%26amp%3Bdc.generalhistory-discipline%3Don%26amp%3Bacc%3Don%26amp%3Bc3%3DAND%26amp%3Bc5%3DAND%26amp%3Bf0%3Dall%26amp%3Bf6%3Dall%26amp%3Bla%3D%26amp%3Bisbn%3D%26amp%3Bsd%3D%26amp%3Bq5%3D%26amp%3Bf1%3Dall%26amp%3Bq2%3D%26amp%3Bf4%3Dall%26amp%3Bpt%3D%26amp%3Bq0%3DBattle%2Bof%2BLong%2BIsland%26amp%3Bf2%3Dall%26amp%3Bf5%3Dall%26amp%3Bc6%3DAND%26amp%3Bq6%3D%26amp%3Bed%3D%26amp%3BSearch%3D%26amp%3Bq3%3D%26amp%3Bf3%3Dall%26amp%3Bc1%3DAND%26amp%3Bq1%3D%26amp%3Bc2%3DAND%26amp%3Bq4%3D%26amp%3Bdc.history-discipline%3Don
(George Washington’s description of the hessian defeat in Trenton on Xmas) http://americanrevolution.org/delxing.html
(Thoughts about the right to vote) http://www.founding.com/founders_library/pageID.2143/default.asp
(Describes the perhaps Martha Washington) http://libproxy.wc.edu:2168/ehost/detail/detail?vid=3&sid=b7477529-8239-4d8c-8edf-ce1423438aec%40sessionmgr4005&hid=4206&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=41553396
(Jefferson's draft of the D of I) http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1776-1785/jeffersons-draft-of-the-declaration-of-independence.php
(A German Mercenary Describes Rev War conditions) http://www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/Pausch.html
(British Account of Bunker Hill) http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/british-account-of-bunker-hill/
(Studies of George Washington) http://libproxy.wc.edu:2063/stable/10.2307/1841231?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoAdvancedSearch%3Ff1%3Dall%26amp%3Bla%3D%26amp%3Bf5%3Dall%26amp%3Bed%3D%26amp%3Bq4%3D%26amp%3Bq3%3D%26amp%3BSearch%3D%26amp%3Bq6%3D%26amp%3Bf6%3Dall%26amp%3Bf2%3Dall%26amp%3Bf3%3Dall%26amp%3Bq1%3D%26amp%3Bq0%3DGeorge%2BWashington%26amp%3Bar%3Don%26amp%3Bf4%3Dall%26amp%3Bwc%3Don%26amp%3Bpt%3D%26amp%3Bdc.generalhistory-discipline%3Don%26amp%3Bacc%3Don%26amp%3Bf0%3Dall%26amp%3Bc5%3DAND%26amp%3Bc2%3DAND%26amp%3Bq5%3D%26amp%3Bdc.history-discipline%3Don%26amp%3Bc3%3DAND%26amp%3Bc4%3DAND%26amp%3Bisbn%3D%26amp%3Bc1%3DAND%26amp%3Bsd%3D%26amp%3Bq2%3D%26amp%3Bc6%3DAND
(General Orders, July 2, 1776) http://www.founding.com/founders_library/pageID.2226/default.asp

Good Sources
(George Washington’s letter to congress about the 1776 army) http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/presidents/george-washington/on-recruiting-and-maintaining-an-army-1776.php
(Story of Washington's Defeat at Long…