primary and secondary sources response

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Rachel Romm Ms. Dolan U.S. History I AP 15 September 2008 Primary and Secondary Sources Part I Source 1: Diary of Columbus This source is a primary source because it is a diary entry. A diary is a primary source because its writer had experienced the event first hand. A fact that the author tells directly is that Rodrigo de Triana, a sailor on the Pinta was the first one to see land. A fact that the author tells us indirectly was that the trip was long and hard and everyone was very relieved when they had spotted land, “with these signs [of land] everyone breathed more easily and cheered up” (Diary of Columbus). Source 2: Historian Paolo Taviani, Columbus, the Great Adventure, 1991 This is a secondary source because it is reflecting on what happened 400 years ago. A fact that the author tells directly is that the importance of Columbus's discovery of the New World have not faded. A fact that the author tells indirectly is that Taviani argues that Columbus may not have been the first person to step foot in America, the Norsemen may have, “who reached the America first? Couldn’t someone have found the route before Columbus? Didn’t Norsemen reach Greenland and Canada?” (Historian Paolo Taviani, Columbus, The Great Adventure ) Source 3: Form the Journal of Christopher Columbus (1492)
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