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American Rvolution Presentation
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Boston Massacre 1
After Parliament passed the Townshend Acts in 1767 and American colonists rebelled the new taxes, a crowd of 60 townspeople attacked 10 redcoats and the redcoats opened fired on the civilians, killing/wounding 11 of them on March 5, 1770
Boston Massacre 2
On March 5, 1773 (The third anniversary of the Boston Massacre): John Adams wrote a diary entry concerning his involvement in the Boston Massacre Trials, stating that his contribution gave him anxiety, but he was proud as this was the greatest thing he could have done for his country
This first picture is IDK ASK NICOLE. And this second one is at actual picture of John Adams
Private documents such as the diaries and letters of both prominent and ordinary individuals are priceless sources for historians as they provide sentiments, opinions, and perspectives that are often difficult to discern in the official public record. As the technology did not exist during the American Revolution to accurately document what happened, the written diaries are one of the most reliable sources of information for this time. Many recognized figures during this time, such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and John and Abigail Adams kept diaries which provide key insight to their innermost thoughts and the details of their lives. Today these documents are kept at the Library of Congress which allows scholars to check them out and paint a picture of what life was like during the war for these brave men and women. Another factor that adds to the importance of the diaries is the fact that they allowed military officials to effectively communicate with each other which heavily contributed to America's success during the war. Lack of communication between british generals and commanders is considered to be one of the reasons they lost the war.
The American Rebels were not ready for the upcoming war as they suffered from lack of organization and failed to realize the importance of the cause they were fighting for. They could not operate as a united front as most of them were more concerned with their personal problems as opposed to thinking about the greater good. The envy that brewed between colonies disgusted and disappointed George Washington as he dedicated his all to securing their independence while they argued and got nothing done. This journal entry is a reflection of his character as he criticizes the colonists for being lazy and selfish by saying QUOTE.
This excerpt comes from the journal entry of Joseph Plumb Martin, a fifteen year old soldier, located in Connecticut, who was apart of the Continental Army for seven years. His diary is a crucial source of information for many historians as his entries depict what life was like on the battlefield for the patriots as can be exemplified by what he wrote on April 19th, 1775. SAY QUOTE. This is concerning the battles of Lexington and concord which set off the war. Today, scholars use it as a primary source in their studies of the American Revolution.
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