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Boston Gazette Editorial September 1, 1765

An editorial is a newspaper article in which the author expresses his or her opinion on a certain event or issue.  The author needs to support his or her opinion using factual evidence.

You are an editorial writer for the Boston Gazette.  You’ve witnessed the action taken by the mob against Andrew Oliver and Thomas Hutchinson.  You will be writing an editorial in response to the statement below.

Support or refute: The Sons of Liberty were justified in using the mob as a political tactic.  Use evidence from the documents to support your opinion.

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