Evaluating Your Sources Part 2

The research question is

“What lessons from women’s struggles for equality in the past can help inform current and future women’s rights issues?

Choose one Primary source from each list.


· Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 1848. Declaration of Sentiments.  https://www.nps.gov/wori/learn/historyculture/declaration-of-sentiments.htm

· Jane Addams. 1915. Why Women Should Vote.  https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1915janeadams-vote.asp

· Susan B. Anthony. 1873. Women’s Right to Vote.  https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1873anthony.asp


· Betty Friedan. 1963. The Feminine Mystique.  http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/ows/seminars/tcentury/FeminineMystique.pdf

· National Organization for Women. 1966. Statement of Purpose.  https://history.hanover.edu/courses/excerpts/111now.html

· Phyllis Schlafly. 1972. What’s Wrong with “Equal Rights” for Women?  https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2016/02/02/whats-wrong-with-equal-rights-for-women-1972/

· Shirley Chisholm. May 21, 1969. Equal Rights for Women.  https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2017/03/21/equal-rights-for-women-may-21-1969/


Please answer the following questions below for each source chosen.

1. What is the title of your first primary source?

2. Who is the author, speaker, or compiler of the source?

3. When was the source created?

4. In your own words, explain the main idea of this source.

5. Why this source is considered primary?

6. Is the writer or speaker neutral, or does the writer advance a particular point of view or perspective? Explain your answer by referring to specific examples from the source.

7. In your own words, explain which facts or details from the source will help you answer your research question.

8. What does this source tell you about overall life for people living in this time (as it relates to your research question)?

9. What parts or aspects of this source help you confirm that it’s a credible source?