1. Ebenezer Mackintosh, like many other colonial Bostonians, likely opposed the Stamp Act because
| ||A. ||colonists were not accustomed to paying taxes to the government. |
| ||B. ||the tax was levied on official documents used primarily by lawyers. |
| ||C. ||it was a tax increase to which the colonists had not consented. |
| ||D. ||the Act was enforced by British stamp agents rather than by American agents. |
2. Who did Ebenezer Mackintosh and thousands of other protestors target as the symbolic embodiment of the hated Stamp Act?
3. What is the relationship between Ebenezer Mackintosh?s participation in a volunteer fire company and his role as a community activist in Stamp Act protests?
| ||A. ||Being a firefighter taught Mackintosh how to be a leader, and also how to set fire to small buildings in protest. |
| ||B. ||Volunteer firefighters were statistically more likely to engage in political protest during the eighteenth century. |
| ||C. ||Being a firefighter introduced Mackintosh to men who were already established activists in the Boston area. |
| ||D. ||Firemen were visible members in the community, often meeting with other civic volunteers in local taverns. |
4. Governor Thomas Hutchinson was unable to charge Ebenezer Mackintosh for demolishing Hutchinson?s mansion in 1765 because no witnesses identified Mackintosh, which suggests that
| ||A. ||Mackintosh had a very common-looking appearance. |
| ||B. ||the local community was not interested in getting involved with criminal trials. |
| ||C. ||Mackintosh must have hired someone else to destroy the mansion. |
| ||D. ||the local community was sympathetic to Mackintosh?s efforts. |
5. What does Ebenezer Mackintosh?s story suggest about the political power available to ordinary people of low social status in the late eighteenth century?
| ||A. ||Ordinary people expressed political power primarily by working with local authorities. |
| ||B. ||Political power was only available for ordinary people in certain professions, such as artisans and shoemakers. |
| ||C. ||Ordinary people could express their political opinions through public protests and demonstrations. |
| ||D. ||There were no methods for ordinary people to exercise political power in this period. |
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