Boston Massacre Trials: 1. What is odd about the defense and prosecution teams? 2. Why do they not hold the trials right away? 3. Why do they find Thomas Preston (verdict)? 4. Do the trials seem fair? Why/why not? 5. How might the trials have affected the reputation of John Adams?
CD: Do you agree with the verdicts? Do you think the trials would have gone any differently in today's times? why/why not?
24. I can explain the causes of the Boston Tea Party and its effects.
27. I can explain the First Continental Congress and its impact. Is the First continental congress effective? First Continental Congress What caused it? What happened at it? What does it set in motion? Is it rebellion or revolution now? How do you know? Does it move us closer to war or further away?
29. I can explain the Declaration of Independence in my own words and analyze its impact. --Why do countries declare independence? ---What are the two big philosophical ideas in the Declaration of Independence? ---What grievances di the colonists have with King George? ---How does the Declaration of Independence make an argument for Independence? ---How declarations of independence from other countries compare with the US declaration of Independence?