You’re on your way to becoming a history detective! That’s someone who can use primary sources as evidence to support a claim. But just to be sure, let’s review the process one more time. Remember: You need to use specific evidence from the source to draw your conclusion.
Good point Mr. Lexington. Ok, let’s do this one more time. Are you ready?
This time our sources are two historical photographs, but before we look at them, let me give you some background information about what you see.
"In 1941, the Japanese military launched a surprise attack against the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As a result of this attack, America entered into World War II. "
But another result of the attack was that Japanese Americans faced a lot of suspicion and discrimination. In California, the U.S. government removed Japanese Americans from their homes and sent them to live in camps. The government thought they might be spies.
The next photograph shows a sign advertising an "evacuation sale." It was posted by a Japanese American who was selling his belongings after being forced to leave his home by the U.S. government. What do you notice first? What words or other details do you see?
How did you do? Did you observe anything that I missed? If so, good for you!