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2 16. Describe the feelings of Boston beginning in the fall of 1768:

3 Boston was full of tension The colonists did not like the British soldiers in their city

4 17. Who was a “lobster”?

5 The colonist made fun of the British soldiers by calling them “lobster backs” because of red uniforms

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7 18. What did the term “Yankee” mean?

8 “Yankee” was a rude name the British called the colonists

9 19. What event happens on March 5, 1770?

10 Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770

11 Some soldiers guarding the British Customs House were taunted by a crowd of citizens A fight broke out and the British soldiers fired

12 A total of 5 citizens were killed and 6 were wounded No British soldiers were hurt in the outbreak

13 SITE OF THE BOSTON MASSACRE

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17 21. How does the term “massacre” show an anti-British bias?

18 The Sons of Liberty name it a “massacre” to make the citizens of Boston and the colonies very upset with the British

19 22. Who is CRISPUS ATTUCKS?

20 CRISPUS ATTUCKS was an African America who was the first killed at the Boston Massacre

21 MASS GRAVE OF THE FIVE KILLED

22 The term “massacre” usually means many people killed In this case it was 5 but made to look much worse to create bad feelings toward the British

23 23. How did the people of Boston feel about the event?

24 24. Which lawyer decides to defend the British soldiers in the trial?

25 John Adams becomes the lawyer for the British soldiers on trial

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27 25. What was the outcome of the trial?

28 The jury finds the soldiers innocent They fired in self-defense the jury concluded

29 26. Why was it so important that the British soldiers get a fair trial in the colonies?

30 Adams wanted to prove that everyone could get a fair trial in the colonies – even British soldiers

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