Sources Fact or Fiction? Fact or Fiction- Continued (Row 2)

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What is a primary source
An artifact, a document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, a recording, or any other source of information that was created at the time under study

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What is false; he founded the first fire insurance company in Philadelphia
Benjamin Franklin founded the first fire insurance company in America

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What is false; he did not cut down the tree. This was a false story created by one of Washington's first biographers-- Mason Locke Weems
George Washington chopped down his fathers Cherry Tree

200

What is a secondary source
Information that was created later by someone who did not experience first-hand or participate in the events or conditions you're researching

200

What is true; he did not write the Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves
Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation as a means of advancing the Union Army

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What is false; he discussed the experiment but did not follow through with it; he would have been struck by lightening and possibly killed
Benjamin Franklin conducted the kite and key experiment

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What is an acceptable form of sources
Documentaries, videos, newspaper articles

300

What is true
Benjamin Franklin invented swimmies

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What is false; this is the date it was ratified. It was (mostly) signed August 2nd, some members signed at a later date, while two never signed at all.
The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776.

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What are reasons that sources are important
To determine if what you are reading is fact or fiction- anyone can write anything on the internet To avoid plagiarism and give credit to other researchers whos ideas you use To avoid spreading historical misinformation 

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What is false; Moses Fleetwood Walker was
Jackie Robinson was the first African American player in Major League Baseball

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What is true; there is no evidence to prove Betsy Ross designed the flag; and she never claimed to have. However, she was commissioned to create the flag (stitch, sew, etc)
Betsy Ross did NOT design the American Flag

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What is false; you should always check the information you are using is appropriate and true, no matter the source
You should never double check the information you find from sources

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What is false; they were made out of human, cow, and horse teeth, as well as ivory, silver alloy, and possibly brass.
George Washington's dentures were made out of wood.

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What is false; there is little evidence to prove that Vikings wore horned helmets day to day (one exception; a very rare ceremony in which they may have worn them)
Viking Warriors commonly wore horned helmets

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