HIS 101 2-22-16 HW - Questions to consider when reading Ch...

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Questions to consider when reading: Ch. 5, Sections IV-Conclusion AND Chapter 6 section I and II (Need) 1. What was the Boston Massacre? To what extent did it galvanize colonists against British rule? On March 5, 1770, a crowd gathered outside the Custom House and began hurling insults, snowballs, at the young sentry. (Sentry were soldiers stationed to protect). When a small number of soldiers came to the sentry’s aid, the crowd grew increasingly hostile until the soldiers fired. Five Bostonians were dead , including one of the ringleaders, Crispus Attucks, a former slave turned free dockworker. Note: The soldiers were tried in Boston found not guilty thanks to their defense attorney, John Adams. News of the “Boston Massacre” spread quickly through the new resistance communication networks, aided by a famous engraving initially circulated by Paul Revere, which depicted bloodthirsty British soldiers with grins on their faces firing into a peaceful crowd. The engraving was quickly circulated and reprinted throughout the colonies, generating
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