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					     What Caused the Boston
           Massacre?




Jeffrey Sims  Fabius-Pompey Elementary  jsims@fabius.cnyric.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.

Click on the following link to discover
      more details about this step
            AHPPA Step 3
 As you research, create a chart
with the following design to help
 you organize your information.
      British            Colonists
  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.
        Resource 1              Resource 2


        Resource 3              Resource 4


        Resource 5              Resource 6


        Resource 7              Resource 8

				
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