Revolutionary Rhetoric

  • Today we are going to conduct an analysis of this image of the Bloody Boston Massacre
  • Perspectives:
    1. John Adams
    2. Loyalists
    3. Jonathan Sewall
    4. British Crown
    5. American colonists
  • Components:
    1. Context: What was going on in the American colonies during this time period?
    2. Describe the image in detail. What is it trying to argue?
    3. How is the image invoking emotion? reason?
    4. Who is the intended audience for this image?
    5. Is this image making an effective argument? Why or why not?

What about the British view?

  • Class discussion!