Like Morale After Fredericksburg, this assessment asks students to source and corroborate a document. In this assessment, students evaluate an excerpt of an 1877 newspaper article about railroad strikes in Columbus, Ohio. Question 1 asks students to evaluate whether the excerpt provides enough evidence to draw conclusions about the broader railroad strike. To answer this question, students must source the document to determine whether the account can be thought of as conclusive evidence. Question 2 asks students to evaluate whether additional documents could be used to corroborate the account.
1877 Railroad Strike
1877 Railroad Strike Assessment
1877 Railroad Strike Rubric
National Republican Article - Library of Congress