HAPPY HIPPO.pdf - 180 Documents in 180 Days Can you analyze these Documents using this chart Historical Context What is happening in the time and place

HAPPY HIPPO.pdf - 180 Documents in 180 Days Can you analyze...

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180 Documents in 180 Days! Can you analyze these Documents using this chart?Historical ContextWhat is happening in the time and place of the document? Consider: years, change, events, dispute, or political, cultural, and economic setting.Intended AudienceWho is the document written to? Consider: politicians, editors, competitors, government officials, public, self, family, friendPurpose of AuthorWhy is the author writing the document? What is the motivation? Signal words: intends, contends, prove, reasons, objective, proposes, enlightens, argues, response, persuade, dissuade, defend, criticizePoint of View of AuthorWhat is the point of view of the author? Signal words: support, negate, advocate, agree, disagree, suggest, implies, asserts, illustrates.Other ContextHow does this document explain or support a key concept or a historical argument? Signal words: Exemplifies, connects, demonstrates, supports, accentuates, highlights, clarifies, provides evidence for. Give an example of similar theme in a different place/time period
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Period 1: 1491-1607
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Historical ContextExploration happened before this and slaves and Native Americans died afterwardsIntended AudienceReaders, involved learnersPurpose of AuthorTo explain what goods were transported wherePoint of View of AuthorProbably a neutral author maybe leaning towards the Native American cultureOther Context
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“’The discovery of America,’ the Scottish writer Adam Smith announced…was one of the “two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind.”…It is not surprising that looking back nearly three centuries after the initial voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492, Smith focused primarily on the economic results of the conquest and colonization of North and South America. The influx of goods from the New World, he insisted, greatly increased the “enjoyments” of the people of Europe and the market for European goods. Nonetheless, Smith did not fail to note the price paid by the indigenous population of the New World… ‘Benefits’ for some, Smith observed, went hand in hand with the ‘dreadful misfortunes’ for others…” - Eric Foner, Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History Vol. I, 2014Historical ContextAdam smith - the father of economy
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