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The Boston Massacre March 5, 1770. TII In the early spring of 1770. Late in the afternoon, on March 5, a crowd of jeering Bostonians slinging snowballs.

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1 The Boston Massacre March 5, 1770

2 TII In the early spring of Late in the afternoon, on March 5, a crowd of jeering Bostonians slinging snowballs gathered around a small group of British soldiers guarding the Boston Customs House. The soldiers became enraged after one of them had been hit, and they fired into the crowd, even though they were under orders not to fire. Their shots hit and killed four civilians in an event that has come to be known as the Boston Massacre. - Colonists riot in response to taxes.

3 -5 Colonists killed; six wounded - Crispus Attucks, a free African American dock worker, died.

4 The Boston Massacre - Paul Revere – creates an engraving that is used as propaganda to influence colonists against British

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7 Here is what was actually written in the article printed with Paul Revere’s engraving. What type of source would this be? Is it a primary source or a secondary source?

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10 Which do you think is closer to what really happened?


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