The Boston Massacre began with a small argument about the Townshend Acts between British Private Hugh White and a few colonists outside the Custom House in Boston on King Street. The argument began to escalate as more colonists gathered and began to harass and throw sticks and snowballs at Private White. Soon there were over 50 colonists at the scene. The local British officer of the watch, Captain Thomas Preston, sent a number of soldiers over to the Custom House to maintain order. However, the sight of British soldiers armed with bayonets just aggravated the crowd further.
Angered colonists decided this was not fair and on the 16th of December 1773, dressed up as the Mohawk Indians, raided the ships and dumped all of the tea into the Boston Harbour. In the picture on the tea party from power point three, we see the colonists dressed as Mohawk Indians throwing crates of what we assume is tea and the British militia running towards the ship trying to stop the colonists. This event angered the British government and as a result, they introduced the “intolerable acts” of 1774. These acts consisted of the Boston port act (the closing of the Boston port); Massachusetts government act (colonists had less power and royal officials were put in charge); administration of justice act (allowed royal officers to be tried in other colonies when they committed crimes in Boston); and the quartering act (colonists had to take in British militia and feed them) was expanded to all colonies not just
The Sons of Liberty played a huge role in contesting against the Stamp Act. With the success of the removal of the Stamp Act, the group then officially disbanded themselves. The Boston Massacre The Boston Massacre was an incident that occurred on March 5, 1770. It all began when colonists were provoking the British soldiers by harassing them. During this time, tensions had developed between Colonial America and England.
The colonists were already uncontent because of British taxation, and the Boston Massacre would further enrage them. Tension had been high since October 1768 when 4,000 British troops first appeared in Massachusetts to enforce the heavy tax burden imposed by the Townshend acts. Reinforcement troops were sent by the parliament to increase the taxes on the American colonies.
The first event that caused the American Revolution was the Seven Years War also known as the French and Indian War. One of the crucial causes of the American Revolution was the Boston Massacre also known as Incident on King Street by the British which was on 5th March 1770. The Boston Massacre was a street fight by the British Army who were throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at the colonists. The Boston Massacre happened because hundreds of men lost their job and they gathered on King Street where the British troops had been stationed in Boston since 1768. The colonists were blaming the British for their loss.
The conflict arose one night when a British soldier entered a pub looking for work, and was greeted by angry sailors, one of whom was Attucks. Later that night some Boston citizens approached a British soldier on guard and began taunting him. The situation soon escalated as more British soldiers joined their companion, and more angry Bostonians and visitors from other colonies joined the fray, throwing snowballs and other objects. Attucks was one of the people at the front of the fight, amid many a people. So, when the British opened fire for a continually debated reason, Attucks died instantly, making him the first casualty of the American Revolution.
1. This article depicted the life of John Adams beginning with the implementation of the Stamp Act in 1765. The explicit thesis was the Stamp Act marked the beginning of the American revolution. The implicit thesis was John Adams was a key figure supporting the revolution of the colonies. 2.The validity of these claims can certainly be called into question.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is about the corruption, lying, strict actions of the Salem witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Miller was inspired to write this play to relate to the era of McCarthyism during the 1950’s that he and American citizens were experiencing. In the 1950’s Joseph McCarthy starting accusing public figures of being guilty of treason by supporting the communist party (of Russia). But McCarthy had no physical proof or evidence that suggested his wild accusations. The accusations caused havoc in America, hundreds imprisoned, and thousands to lose their job.
In this essay I will be talking/explaining about the “ American Revolution “. The American Revolution was taken place in 1765-1783. All these years, this war was fought for freedom and Independence.The war was between Great Britain and the 13 colonies. I will also will be telling you why it happened and how it started. Also I will be including the battles of the war and why it was important, and last, what was the importance of the war.
The colonists no longer considered it be a virtuous government. As Thomas Paine said, “Government is, or at least should be, designed to “supply the deflect of moral virtue”. It is evident that in the years 1774 to 1776 that British government had become corrupt and they were forcing laws upon the colonists that they did not have the authority to do. By enforcing these laws without giving the colonists proper representation in Parliament the British government had infringed on the colonist’s rights to life, liberty, and
Taxes like the sugar, stamp, and tea taxes are the ones that stick out most. The taxes cause rebellions and uproars within the colonies. A prime example would be the Boston Tea party. The colonists were so fed up by the taxes that they decided they would go onto the tea boat and throw it all into the ocean to prove their point. The colonists were so angered by these taxes because they had no say on it.
1. Using your British Colonial Tension chart and timeline, discuss the progression of the tensions between the American colonists and Britain which led to the American revolution-which of these events was the most significant in creating a sense of American identity by the time the colonists declared their independence in 1776? Answer: There were a bunch of events that led to the American Revolution. Officials opposing the Stamp Act met at the Stamp Act Congress in 1765 and discussed the Stamp Act and decided to make the Nonimportation Agreement. This caused lots of chaos overseas back in Britain.
Last night on February 4, 1787, General Benjamin Lincoln attacked members of the Shays’ Rebellion, and successfully captured 150 of the rebels. As a result, Daniel Shays left Massachusetts and fled to Vermont. Shays Rebellion was an armed rebellion consisting of 1,200 angry farmers from Massachusetts. They caused major chaos in this state. On December 26, 1786 Daniel Shays and the rebels revolted in Springfield, Massachusetts insisting that the state legislature address their issues, such as lack of money.
The Boston Massacre was the murder of american colonists. The colonists were shot and killed at the scene. This event that happened in history started off with snowball throwing and lead to a large crowd, and very angry people. The angry mob was called ‘Patriot’ mob. The Patriots or ‘Sons of Liberty’ was a group formed to oppose the stamp act.
1, 129). Colonists began to boycott all British goods but this would not work considering most of their imports came from Britain. Following these events, the Boston Massacre occurred. A group of protestors crowded around British troops and one soldiers gun reportedly misfired into the mass; this caused the rest of the soldiers to believe they were ordered to shoot resulting in the death of five men and the wounding of six (Goldfield, The American Journey, vol. 1, 130).