What Caused the Boston
Jeffrey Sims Fabius-Pompey Elementary firstname.lastname@example.org
On the evening of March 5, 1770,
British soldiers opened fire on a
crowd of colonists who were
assembled outside the Customs
house. Five died and nine were
injured as a result of the musket fire.
Paul Revere’s famous print shows a
well organized British army apparently
firing on innocent colonists.
Like any story, there is more to this
event than is commonly revealed in
history books. It may be for the sake
of space or to present an idealized
account, but there were distinct
causes that led to this event. Some
are very specific to the event and
some are more global in nature.
Using the 3rd step of the AHPPA
process, determine the causes that
led to the Boston Massacre.
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more details about this step
AHPPA Step 3
As you research, create a chart
with the following design to help
you organize your information.
Contributions to Contributions to
the Causes the Causes
Global Specific Global Specific
Once you have ascertained the various
contributions from both parties, try to put
them into a “cause and effect” order.
Use the following resources to find information
relating to the causes of the Boston Massacre.
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