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historical event
Something that happened in the past.
historical account
a representation of an event from the past
history
events or accounts of events from the past
historian
an expert in or student of history
interpretation
an explanation of the meaning of something
corrobarate
to confirm or give support to a statement, theory, or finding
evidence
facts or information that can be used to test whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
primary source
first-hand account of the event that was created at about the time the event occurred.
secondary source
an account of an event that was created later by people who did not experience first-hand the event you are researching
fact
something that is true about a subject and can be tested.
opinion
What someone thinks about a subject.
internal consistency
when the facts presented within a single source do not clash with each other
external consistency
when factual details are presented similarly among multiple documents or sources.