Ok, are you ready? Let’s take the next step. Remember when we talked about corroborating sources at the beginning of this lesson? That’s one of Mr. Lexington’s words. He can remind us what it means.
“Corroborating” a source means finding sources that say the same thing and support each other.
The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor
Image credit: Library of Congress
If we use Mr. Lexington’s five questions, we see at the bottom of the picture that it is from 1846 – more than 70 years after the Boston Tea Party! That means it wasn’t made by people who were in the rebellion, so it is less useful as a source.
Okay, it's your turn. Make a list of other sources about the Boston Tea Party that might corroborate what the picture above shows.