From Colonies to Country. A Massacre in Boston Chapter 13. Summary.
A Massacre in Boston
The Boston Massacre highlighted the rabble-rousing that fueled revolutionary sentiment. The conduct of John Adams in the trial that followed and the weighty questions pondered by the Continental Congress showed the caliber of the leaders destined to shape the new nation.
peninsulaTerms to define:
a massacre is a gruesome killing.
Quarters are houses where soldiers live.
The English Parliament passed a law that said American citizens had to provide quarters for British soldiers.
English soldiers who were called redcoats because of the color of their uniforms.
Soldiers who run away are called deserters. British deserters who were caught were shot.
information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
A congress is a group of delegates who get together for discussion and action.
Patriots were Americans who wanted to be free of British rule. Sometimes Patriots were called Whigs.
Americans who supported the king were called Loyalists and sometimes Tories.
They remained loyal to the existing government.
civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
Think Political continuum:
Who fit where?