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Cornelius Van Vorst, ca.1620; 
Jersey City Free Public Library; Grover Cleveland Political Cartoon; 
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historical Site Collection Peter Lee, former slave, ca.1880; 
Hoboken Historical Photographs Collection; Farm Map of Hillsboro, Somerset County, 1860; 
Historical Maps of New Jersey Collection; Bathing Beauties, 1890-1930; 
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark Collection; Flag Salute, 1950; 
Seabrook Farms Collection;

Critical Analysis Written Document Sheet
  • Which type of document is being analyzed?
    _____Memoir
    _____Newspaper
    _____Diary
    _____Map
    _____Journal
    _____Speech
    _____Letter
    _____FAX
    _____Advertisement
    _____Memorandum
    _____Congressional Record
  • Date of the document ______________________
  • Is the document handwritten or typed? __________________
  • Author of the document _________________________
  • Place document was written _______________________
  • Intended audience (if known) _________________________________________
  • Why was this document written? _______________________________________________________
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  • What evidence in the document aids you in understanding why it was written (quote the document)?
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  • In what ways does this document act as a commentary on American life during this time period?
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