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Learning Exercise

Material: Exploring Constitutional Law
Submitted by: William Paquette on Aug 03, 2009
Date Last Modified: Aug 03, 2009
Title: The Boston Massacre Trial
Description: The events of the Boston Massacre contributed to break by the colonies from Great Britain. The Boston Massacre Trial presents the details of an historical event usually perceived from emotion rather than fact.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 3-4 hours.
Topics: The American Revolution; Boston Massacre; United States History.
Course: United States History
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To present an accurate account of the events known as the Boston Massacre.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: CLICK "go to material." SCROLL to the bottome of the page. CLICK "famous trials." CLICK "Boston Massacre Trial." READ "The Boston Massacre Trials: An Account" by Douglas Linder. Answer the following questions: 1. Who were the key figures involved in the trial?, 2. Describe the events leading to the Massacre, 3. Summarize the soldier's testimony, 4. What was John Adams' position?, 5. What did the Anonymous Account say?, 6. How does the Anonymous Account compare with other accounts of the Boston Massacre?, 7. What was the position of Captain Preston and other eyewitnesses?, 8. What did the indictment say?, 9. What was the verdict?, 10. Was the trial far? Explain.
Assessment: Paper.
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