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Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions – Samuel Adams (1722-1803)


Excerpts from “A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury”

  1. Vocabulary: Use context clues to determine the meaning or significance of each of these words and write their definitions:
    1. ignominious
    2. inimical
    3. subsistence
    4. hitherto
    5. barbarous
    6. infamous
    7. approbation
    8. effectually
  2. Context: Answer the following questions.
    1. Who wrote this document?
    2. When was this document written?
    3. What type of document is this?
    4. What were the two purposes of this document?