American Revolution Tipping Point Essay

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There is several reasons for the American Revolution. However the tipping point was the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre took place on March 5, 1770. It occurred when a British soldier was hit by a snowball. The British began to open fire on the Colonist. The Boston Massacre was an eye opener for many of the colonist because it was the first actual physical attack from the British,and it also lead to larger and more intense situations such as the Boston Tea Party, and the Lexington Concord. The main reason the Boston massacre was the tipping point for the American Revolution was because it was the first physical attack on the Colonist from the British. Before the Boston Massacre there were verbal attacks between the British and the Colonist such as, the Colonist calling the British soldiers …show more content…

The protest began with Samuel Adams and the Son of Liberty boarded three British ships. They threw 342 crates of tea overboard. This lead to the Passage of Punitive Coercive acts in 1774. (“Boston Tea Party”) On April 19, 1775 the British and the Colonist fought in the Lexington Concord. Hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to Concord to seize an arms cache. “Paul Revere and other riders sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamen began mobilizing to intercept the Redcoat column. A confrontation on the Lexington town green started off the fighting, and soon the British were hastily retreating under intense fire.” ( “Battles of Lexington and Concord”) Out of all the all the events that has happened before the American Revolution, the Boston Massacre is the turning point. The Boston Massacre was the start of it all. Its when the fighting truly began to happen, and when lives began to be lost. The Boston Massacre was also the beginning of several battles the followed that also lead up to the American Revolution. That's why the Boston Massacre was the turning

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