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Handout D: Analysis: John Hancock on the Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

Directions: After reading Hancock’s speech, imagine how each individual or group on the left side of the chart would react to his words. Write a two or three sentence response on the right that reflects that reaction. Write your response using first-person.

Individual/Group Reaction to Hancock’s Speech

Family members of American Boston Massacre victims



Massachusetts Royal Governor General Thomas Gage



Boston Colonial Militiamen



Citizens of Boston loyal to Britain



British Soldiers in Boston



Women of Boston



Citizens of other American Colonies