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CSI: Boston

March 5, 1770. . . .early evening. . . shots are fired. . . .5 American colonists dead. . . .

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT THIS SO-CALLED BOSTON MASSACRE?

Welcome to Mr. Render's CSI: Boston page!

As a history student, it is paramount that you complete an internship to apply and further learn the skills of historical inquiry. So. . . .you and your team are doing a "Bill and Ted" style time warp back to 1770 Boston.

Bill & Ted from "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

Ok, so we don't have a time machine, but we do have many eye witness accounts of the event, court transcripts,news articles, and drawings. Your job is to reconstruct the scene of the crime, pour over testimony, and convict the real criminal. Furthermore, study of the happenings of the Boston Massacre will allow you determine the significance of this event in the scheme of the American Revolution. Click to the "students" page. . . and let's get started. Good Luck!

Paul Revere drawing of the graves of those killed at the Boston Massacre

What events truly transpired on the night of March 5, 1770?

Who is truly responsible for putting four men in the coffins you see here?

 

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