SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1000: Answer and Explanation
81. Which of the following statements regarding the American Revolution is true?
A. Benjamin Franklin led protests against the British in New York.
B. Thomas Paine established the Committees of Correspondence to disseminate information during the Revolutionary War.
C. John Adams defended the British Soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre.
D. Crispus Attucks was killed at Bunker (Breed's) Hill.
E. Patrick Henry was hung by the British for protesting the Tea Tax.
Correct Answer: C
John Adams defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. Benjamin Franklin (A) was in London for much of the 1760s, and his home was in Philadelphia, not New York. Thomas Paine (B) wrote Common Sense but did not establish the Committees of Correspondence. They were established by Samuel Adams. Crispus Attucks (D) was an African American killed during the Boston Massacre. Patrick Henry (E) was not executed by the British.