On Tuesday, March 17th we went to Boston. In class we’ve been learning about the Revolutionary Period, and Boston was a place with a lot of action. We learned about Faneuil Hall and got to go in as well. Faneuil Hall was amazing. All the pictures and the architecture were beautiful.
Then we went to the spot where the Boston Massacre happened. We learned about the history of the Boston Massacre. Some patriots were throwing stones at British troops, but the British officers fired on the crowd. Only five died of the hundreds there, but that angered the patriots a lot. Then we went to the Old South Meeting House. There, we reenacted the debate that started the Boston Tea Party.
There were two sides, the patriots and the loyalists. The loyalists thought that Boston should buy the tea in the harbor. The patriots wanted to send the tea back to England, but they had a secret plan B. In the debate there were more patriots than loyalists, so they won. They asked the captain to go back to England but he refused. So the patriots secret went into play. That night, many patriots dressed up as Indians to conceal themselves. They went on to the Dartmouth, Eleanor and Beaver and started to dump the tea into water. They worked as quietly as they could and after they were done, cleaned all three ships. They wanted to show England that they were willing to fight for independence, but that they were civil and mature. After the debate, we looked around the exhibits and saw many cool things. They even had the tea leaves from that very night. Then, for lunch we went to Milk Street Cafe. We all had something good for lunch, from sushi to salad. To finish it off, we all had dessert. It was the best lunch on a field trip.
Our field trip to Boston was Stupendous!