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Document C: CIA Daily Brief
1) (Sourcing/Contextualization) When did the CIA write this brief? What was going on in the U.S. at this time? The cold war was happening. And because of the anti communist sentiment they would have had this brief.2) (Close Reading) How does this document describe Lumumba? It describes him as a weak person with a strong leftist tinge. He Is portrayed as scheming to get power and to form a communist state. 3) What clues does this document provide about why Lumumba might have been assassinated? Well considering that the cold war was happening I find it very likely that the CIA might have killed him to stop the spread of communism. Document D: New York Times article 1) (Sourcing) Who wrote this article? Do you think it is a trustworthy source? A reporter named Thomas S Brady who worked for the New York Times. I think it is trustworthy. A US reporter has nothing to gain from lying about this. 2) (Close Reading) According to this article, what claims did Lumumba make about Belgian involvement in Katanga’s attempt to secede from the Congo? He said that the belgians attempted to provoke the secession. And they move troops there to consolidate the action. 3) (Contextualization) Why might Belgium support Katanga desire to secede from the Congo? Well Belgium would support that because they once had control of the congo and they might want some of those resources back if they could negotiate a deal with Katanga.