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This Week in History: The Boston Massacre
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1. A big week for our newly formed nation, the Boston Massacre occurred on March, 5. What year did it happen?
2. The first man to be shot was also a sailor and former slave, who was he?
3. How many colonists were killed in the massacre?
4. Which American president defended the British soldiers in court?
5. British soldiers were ordered to Boston in order to protect which tax measure?
6. The Sons of Liberty used the Boston Massacre to advocate for the removal of British troops. Which famous patriot made one of the most popular engravings of the incident?
7. Even those they were unarmed, the colonists provoked the British, by throwing what at them?
8. Just five years later, which battle started off the Revolution?
The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
The Battle of White Plains
The Battle of Chelsea Creek
The Battle of Quebec
9. The British soldiers were nicknamed what by their American cousins?
10. How many years did the British occupy Boston?