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Boston Massacre: Colonists and the Declaratory and Townshend Acts

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Why were Committees of Correspondence set up?

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1. The Boston Massacre was about _____.

2. In the Boston Massacre, the first gun shot was from _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz combination will help you to determine how well you understand the events of the Boston Massacre. You will be tested on topics such as the significance of the Townshend Acts and the Declaratory Act, the role of Samuel Adams, and what occurred during the Boston Massacre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments tools will assess your knowledge of:

  • Committees of Correspondence
  • Consequences of the Townshend Acts
  • Meaning of the Declaratory Act
  • Samuel Adams and his actions in response to the Boston Massacre

Skills Practiced

These assessment tools will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the relationship between Great Britain and American colonists ahead of the American Revolution from the related lesson on the Boston Massacre
  • Making connections - understand how the Townshend Acts set the stage for the Boston Massacre
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can correctly define key terms, such as the Declaratory Act and the Committees of Correspondence

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson titled Boston Massacre: Colonists and the Declaratory and Townshend Acts to learn more about this important event in American history. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Discover important historical figures, like Samuel Adams and Charles Townshend
  • Analyze the role of the Declaratory Act and the Townshend Acts in the relationship between Parliament and the American colonists
  • Explore the events of the Boston Massacre
  • Understand how the Committees of Correspondence helped ensure secret communication between colonies
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