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1 SWBAT: SWBAT: compare and contrast different points of view of the Boston Massacre. Homework: Download a dictionary and thesaurus app on your phone if you have a smartphone. Do now: What is a massacre? How many people need to die before we can call an event a massacre?

2   Colonists were pissed about the taxes the British were implementing.  Why? No Taxation without Representation! Last we left off…

3   THE ENLIGHTENMENT!  The idea that government exists to protect and serve the people has really taken root in America.  By not allowing colonists representation in Parliament and taxing the colonies without their consent, colonists see GB as backwards and anti- progressive. Why is this a big deal?

4  Conditions Continue to Deteriorate  Townshend Act and Opposition  Customs officials are now allowed to search incoming ships without looking for a specified item. AKA they don’t need a search warrant.  Could search any vessel, warehouse, or store on suspicion of smuggled goods.  Resistance was strong, and GB decided to send in more troops.  Quartering Act begins  ordered the local governments to provide housing and provisions for British soldiers.

5  Boston Massacre  Influx of British troops increases the tension between colonists and GB.  March 5, 1770…  What happens next??

6   1. Why did Captain Preston send troops to the customs house?  2. What evidence does Captain Preston give that he did not intend for his soldiers to fire upon the crowd?  3. In what circumstances did the soldier fire the first shot? Was it an accident?  4. According to Preston, who ordered his troops to fire?  5. After reading Preston’s account, who appears to blame for the events in Boston on March 5, 1770? Do you believe his account? Why or why not? Homework Review

7  What does your illustration look like?

8 “The Bloody Massacre” Paul Revere

9   What are the differences between your picture and Revere’s?  Back to the do now: what is a massacre/how many people have to die?  What do you think was Revere’s motive for calling this piece “The Bloody Massacre”? Discussion Questions

10   Clip  So what happened to the soldiers?

11   More taxes (like the Tea Act) lead to more events (like the Boston Tea Party).  The passage of the Intolerable Acts further angers colonists.  This brings us to… From here on out, it only gets worse

12   Delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss the problem with GB.  Decided to boycott British goods until the Intolerable Act was repealed.  This paved the way for the Second Continental Congress.  Meanwhile, the battle of Lexington and Concord signaled the beginning of the Revolutionary War. First Continental Congress

13   Met again in Philadelphia to decide how to proceed forward.  Decided to break away completely from GB and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Second Continental Congress


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