American Revolution Main Cause
By: Angelina Abbott
The Boston Massacre
His painting spread rapidly throughout the colonies. Giving everyone a false image of what actually happened. He blamed it entirely on the British soldiers when in reality the colonists played a part in the massacre too. It was the only image people could put into there minds if they were not actually at the massacre themselves. Because of this it became known that the British were at fault despite the court declaring them innocent. Without Paul Reveres painting the people would not have had a visual idea of what may have happened and they would have been less angry because the only thing they would've had to go by was word of mouth. Also because without this painting the colonies as a whole would not have been as angry with the British which also could have prevented future problems including the war as a whole.
Thesis: The Boston Massacre became the main cause of the American Revolution due to Paul Revere's interpretation which spread across the colonies.
1.Source: "Boston Massacre." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
Summary/ How it relates to the project: This source talks about The Boston Massacre and how it lead to the American Revolution. It explains in full detail the steps that lead to the Boston Massacre and what happened afterward. It also touches on John Adams and the trial that followed.
2. Source: Kindig, Thomas. "The Boston Massacre." Ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2015.
Summary/ How it relates to the project: This website gives me more detailed information on The Boston Massacre. It talks about the laws and courts at the time of The Massacre which affected the reasoning for The Massacre and the trial that followed. This is run by an organization that tells me how to cite it.
3. Source:O'Brien, Steven G. "John Adams." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
Summary/ How it relates to the project: This source explains in detail John Adams. It talks about his contributions to the Boston Massacre and his trial. It says how he defended the british in trial and won. It also Talks about how it was started by his cousin.
4. Source: Roux, Renee. "Paul Revere." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
Summary/ How it relates to the project: This database talks about Paul Revere and how his painting of The Boston Massacre had a major impact on the colonies. It says how it was the only image people in the colonies saw so it was what they believed. Also how it was debated whether or not Paul’s interpretation was valid or not.
5. Source:Sowards, Adam M. "American Revolution." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
Summary/ How it relates to the project: This explains the American Revolution over all and all the details of it. It discusses every event that leads up to it and the importance of each event. Abc-clio is a very reliable data base. It always gives me every piece of information i need to cite.
6. Source:"The Boston Massacre Trials." John Adams Historical Society. John Adams Heritage, n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2015.
Summary/ How it relates to the project: This article talks about the trials after The Boston Massacre happened. It discusses how John Adams fought for the British instead of his own people and all the commotion it caused. Also it debates who was at fault for the start of The Boston Massacre. This article is very reliable because it has an about us page and shows me what to cite. It is run by a society that discusses historical events.
7. Source:Watts, Linda S. "Revolutionary War and American folklore." Encyclopedia of American Folklore. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2007. Bloom's Literature. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 3 Dec. 2015
Summary/ How it relates to the project: This article talks about the war as a whole and all the events that lead up to it. It talks about the main causes of the war and how they affected the war. It debates the main causes and who is really at fault. This is a reliable database because it gives me full citations and reliable information.