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Which source would best help a historian understand how the Great Chicago Fire affected families? 1. a biography of a Chicago family displaced by the fire 2. a letter from a grandmother in New York to her family in Chicago 3. a newspaper editorial about families who were displaced 4. an oral history dictated by an adolescent who fled the fire

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Curtis Rhodes on January 21, 2019

The correct answer is Option 3) A newspaper editorial about families who were displaced.The Great Chicago Fire was a large fire that burned through the city of Chicago, between 8 and 10 October 1871.It is often described as the worst fire to ever hit the States States.By the end of the day 10 October the fire killed nearly 300 people, left more than 100,000 people homless and destroyed a large part of the city.An editorial in the newspaper about the displacement of families and their situation was widely distributed throughout the country and even today, it serves as the best source of information for historians.


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