HIST 241 History of the US: American Freedom and Democracy


Document Analysis Instructions
Please select one of the following primary sources to analyze in a 1 page, double spaced, primary source analysis to be handed in online

Tecumseh / Speech to William Henry Harrison, 1810 9.2

Timothy Claimright / Maine Not to be Coupled with the Missouri Question, 1820 9.3
Thomas Jefferson / Letter to John Holmes, 1820 9.4
Alexander Keyssar, Broadening the Franchise, 2000 9.5
James Oliver HOrton and Lois E. Horton, The Limits of Democratic Expansion, 1997
Please answer this question as you analyze your document:
How does the document you have selected to explain the limits to American “freedom” and “democracy” in the early 19th Century for certain groups?


Good analyses will situate the source in its proper context and explain its historic significance in clear, concise terms.
Good answers will also offer quotations and citations from the document (if textual) and/or offer detailed explanations of the image and/or painting (if visual).
You may offer quotations/citations from the textbook if this helps you to situate and analyze the source you have selected. Citation is expected. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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