Why do you think there is such a difference between the recorded memories and records of the Boston Massacre?

Read Captain Thomas Preston’s Account of the Boston Massacre. https://www.vlib.us/amdocs/texts/preston.html Then look at Paul Revere’s etching of the Boston Massacre. https://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/boston-massacre-engraving.html Finally read John Adam’s speech at the Boston Massacre Trial. https://www.bostonmassacre.net/trial/acct-adams1.htm Assignment – Answer the following questions Why do you think Paul Revere portrayed it as he did? Is it justifiable for the people to take mob action against government measures that they deem harmful or illegal? Can any of the colonial protests against the policies of the British government be considered mob actions? Make sure you truly look at this objectively. What do you think were the major causes of the American Revolution? Keeping in mind that only one-third of the American colonists supported the cause, would you? Explain why or why not. Finally, why do you think so little support was given to the soldiers in the Continental Army?

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