Abraham Lincoln Protests the Mexican War
What type of primary source is the source you selected? (Is it a diary excerpt, a treaty, a letter, a speech, etc.?)
Who produced the source?
When was written?
Why was the source written?
What questions does this source raise?
What is the author’s frame of reference. (Think about this one a bit. What is the author’s worldview or perspective. What is it about the author that makes him/her think the way that do? Perhaps, the author possesses biases? And what are the implications of that frame of reference? *Frame of a reference is a world view or a bias. Everyone has one. Many factors shape frame of reference such as gender, culture, socio-economic status, race, upbringing, life experiences, etc.
Why is this source significant?