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Although any assault on innocent life is tragic, only 5 people were killed in what colonial newspapers termed “the Boston Massacre.” Massacres are generally associated with large numbers of casualties. This is an example of _______________________.

b. a misnomer
c. innacuracies in reporting
d. limited literacy and education in the colonial period

  • 8gradeHistory -

    Pretty sure its c...

  • 8gradeHistory -

    Paul revere purposely deemed it as a "massacre" so thus it is not c. People during colonial period actually had a higher literacy rate(by like 205 o.O) so it's not d. A misnomer is a thing that is labeled incorrectly. its not b its A because members of the revolutionary party wanted to convince the colonists that the british were maltreating the americans

  • 8gradeHistory -

    Ah, ok thank you!!

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