Boston Massacre memorial plague Boston Common

Task

Each group will be given three additional primary source documents

  1. Obituary of the 4 victims that died at the scene
  2. The report from the Boston Gazette following the Massacre
  3. The account of Thomas Preston

You will examine each document and answer the questions that relate to each document.

Following this activity the groups will share-out their answers to the questions and there will be a discussion of all five documents.

What similarities and differences exist across all of the documents?