Who was Crispus Attucks? - Biography, Facts & Timeline


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This man, a future President, defended the British soldiers accused of murder in the Boston Massacre:

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1. The engraving by this Boston silversmith helped popularize the notion that the incident of March 5, 1770, was really a 'massacre':

2. Which of the following is true of Crispus Attucks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of Crispus Attucks. The origins of Attucks and The Boston Massacre will be a couple of topics covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The future President who defended the soldiers
  • Popular engraving by a Boston silversmith
  • The background of Attucks
  • Events that preceded the Boston Massacre
  • How Attucks legacy was used in the 19th century

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Attucks
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Boston Massacre
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can understand information regarding British soldiers accused of murder during the Massacre

Additional Learning

To read more about Attucks' legacy, review the accompanying lesson called Who was Crispus Attucks? - Biography, Facts & Timeline. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Details where Attucks came from
  • Explains the Townshend Duties
  • Covers the importance of the Customs House
  • Details the events leading up to the Boston Massacre