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Primary Source: The Boston Gazette's Coverage of the Boston Tea Party

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The Boston Gazette reported on Bostonians dumping tea into the harbor as a protest of British taxation in 1773. Why does the author begin this article by mentioning how far people had come to expel the Dartmouth from Boston Harbor?

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1. The Boston Gazette reported on Bostonians dumping tea into the harbor as a protest of British taxation in 1773. What is the most likely reason that the governor did not qualify the Dartmouth to return to London?

2. The Boston Gazette reported on Bostonians dumping tea into the harbor as a protest of British taxation in 1773. Owing to the tone of the author's description of the Tea Party, we can conclude what about his political ideology?

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On this quiz and worksheet, you'll find a series of multiple-choice questions designed to check your understanding of the Boston Gazette's coverage of the Boston Tea Party. Subjects covered here include a potential reason why the governor didn't qualify the Dartmouth to return to London and what we can deduce about the author's political ideology based on his description of the Tea Party.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz is a helpful way to see if you know:

  • Why the author began his article referencing the distance people had to come to expel the Dartmouth from Boston Harbor
  • A likely reason why the governor didn't qualify the Dartmouth to return to London
  • What we can conclude about the author's political stance based on his description of the Tea Party
  • What the author's mention of a coffee house indicates about these 18th-century businesses
  • The relevancy of the fact that many other cities followed in Boston's disobedient example

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about why the author specifically mentions that people had come a long distance to expel the Dartmouth out of Boston Harbor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why it's relevant that other cities followed the example of Boston in its disobedience to the Crown
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the coverage of the Boston Tea Party by the Boston Gazette

Additional Learning

Our lesson called Primary Source: The Boston Gazette's Coverage of the Boston Tea Party is a helpful way to learn more about this subject at your own pace. Once you complete this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Identify some of the forms of taxation that the American colonies were required to pay
  • Define the phrase 'taxation without representation'
  • Detail the punishments the King levied for the Boston Tea Party
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