- ›› Coverage Geographical : Boston
John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachuestts Bay Colony, describes the demographics, activities, and governance of the colony in 1634.
In this issue of the New-York Weekly Journal, dated March 11, 1733[/4], editor John Peter Zenger printed a sloop captain’s report on a slave takeover of the Danish island of St. John in November 1733.
Adverse colonial reaction to the Stamp Act ranged from boycotts of British goods to riots and attacks on the tax collectors. In this letter, Archibald Hinshelwood, merchant and rising politician from Nova Scotia, described his impressions of the Stamp Act and of the resulting colonial unrest.
During the British siege of Boston, a Continental Army officer and former Boston bookseller named Henry Knox suggested that cannon might be used to drive the British from the town. George Washington sent Knox to Crown Point and the recently captured Fort Ticonderoga in northern New York to retrieve fifty-nine cannon and mortars and bring them to Boston.
Produced just three weeks after the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s historic engraving,“The Bloody Massacre in King-Street,” was probably the most effective piece of war propaganda in American history.
In this lesson, students will be asked to learn the disputed and agreed-upon facts of the Boston Massacre in small groups and then discuss them and propose a website definition of the Massacre as a class. This lesson should not only provide students with an opportunity to look at disparate representations of so-called historical facts surrounding a very famous event that preceded the American Revolution, but will also teach them to deliberate with their classmates in a cordial fashion.Background