This is only part I of the HBO mini series about John Adams
Episode one begins with a cold winter in Boston on the night of the Boston Massacre. Then, Captain Thomas Preston asks John Adams to defend himself and his young soldiers in court. The episode shows the willingness of the crowds to use violence to achieve their revolutionary goals, while John Adams questions such acts. Finally, there are illustrates the growing tensions over the Coercive Act ("Intolerable Acts"), and Adams' election to the First Continental Congress.
What do you receive?
TEACHER NOTES: 1 1/2 pages of historical back ground information about the events from this episode.
VIDEO NOTES: 14 short ans fill-in the blank questions.
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Three open ended discussion questions for students to answer in written form or as a class after viewing the video.
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KEY: A complete key along with time when questions appear in the video.
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