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STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUPsheg.stanford.eduImage 1Paul Revere, March 28, 1770The Bloody MassacrePerpetrated in King Street on March 5th1770 by a party of the 29thRegiment
STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUPsheg.stanford.eduImage 2William Nell, 1855The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution
STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUPsheg.stanford.eduBoston Massacre ImagesImage 1What do you see in this image?What evidence does it provide about what happened at the Boston Massacre?Image 2What do you see in this image?What evidence does it provide about what happened at the Boston Massacre?How is Image 2 similar to Image 1?How is Image 2 different from Image 1?
STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUPsheg.stanford.eduDocument A: Thomas Preston (Modified)Captain Thomas Preston was an officer in the British army. While in jail, he wrotethis narrative. A British tax collector brought this account to London on a ship thatleft Boston on March 16, 1770. The account was then re-printed in Boston newspapers in June 1770 after copies of the London newspaper were brought toBoston.At about 9 some of the guards informed me that people were gathering to attack the troops. On my way there, I heard the crowd threaten the troops. About 100 people went towards the Custom House where the king's money is kept. They immediately surrounded the soldier there and threatened him. I was told that they were going to carry off the soldier and probably murder him. I immediately sent an officer and 12 men to protect both the soldier and the king's money. I followed them to prevent, if possible, any problems. I feared that the officer and soldiers might be provoked by

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