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Boston Massacre Document A Sourcing (Answer these questions before reading the document) 1) Who was Thomas Preston? Thomas Preston was a British officer in Boston. 2) When was it written? This document was written in 1770 3) Why was it written? This document was written to tell about the Boston Massacre. 4) What do you predict the document will say? I think that the document will be from a Officers perspective so it will talk about what the other people did to provoke the officers and why they deserved it. Close Reading 5) According to this document, what happened at the Boston Massacre? According to this document a group of people were coming together and they planned on attacking some troops so the officers called in backup and the group started to attack the soldiers so the soldiers fired back and they killed some of the “mob”. 6) According to this document, who was responsible for the Boston Massacre? According to this document the people in the “mob” were responsible for the Boston Massacre.

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