Essay Question: Describe the significance of the Boston Massacre. 9/22/15 The Boston Massacre’s significance was at a very high ratio in American History when the colonies were still trying to gain their Independence from Great Britain. The turning point I have acknowledged, was that the British troops whom were guarding their Leader’s house, the colonists we’re causing the large conflict. Not the British Troops, They were doing as told but took action basing on their feelings.
The Boston Massacre is an event most Americans and British students learn about over the course of their education. In America, we learn that British soldiers fired upon innocent civilians, although this may not have been the case. British historians have referred to the Boston Massacre as the "Incident on King Street". After looking over the "Captain Thomas Preston 's Account of the Boston Massacre", as well as "Boston Massacre Trial Depositions" I believe that American historians should refer to the "Boston Massacre" as the "Incident on King Street". The definition of a massacre refers to an unnecessary and random killing of a large number of individuals.
On March 5th, 1770 an event broke out on King’s Street in Boston that would forever shape the course of history. This event is the Boston Massacre, although the term “massacre” is a misnomer, as only five people died at this historic event. It is due to the many depositions, news articles, and other propaganda forms that were released after this event that this misnomer took hold. Propaganda is defined as “information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.” (Dictionary.com).
The Bloody Disagreement It was a dark and dreadfully drab day in Boston 1770. Hugh and John nervously stood guard on King Street. As they stood guard, anxiety and fear crept through their bones. The reason for all of this was because of disagreement between King George and the colonists.
There were many disagreements and because of those, many events were the cause of the American Revolution. These events included bloodshed by others, peoples rights weren’t enforced, individuals didn’t receive freedom, and our country was just not yet whole. Despite of the causes of why the road to Revolution took place there were effects afterwards. When American Revolution was over with the The Declaration of Independence came into place, treaties were signed, and the Bill of Rights. Now these effects/events were amazing, it helped our country tremendously.
Literary Analysis: Response to Paul Revere’s Ride A courageous patriot galloping all through the night to warn the others that British troops were coming by sea. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem: Paul Revere’s Ride, although very intriguing, is a somewhat glorified. First of all, in Longfellow’s poem the lantern signal in the North Church Tower is used to communicate to Paul Revere which route the British troops were traveling (land or sea), but in the real event l event it was used to let the others know if Paul Revere got caught by the British.
In the fall of 1781, Colonial and French troops attacked to the British Army at Yorktown, Virginia. Led by George Washington and French General Comte de Rochambeau, they began their final attack on October 14th, capturing two British defenses and leading to the surrender, just days later, of British General Lord Cornwallis and nearly 9,000 troops. Yorktown proved to be the final battle of the American Revolution, and the British began peace negotiations shortly after the American
Many events took place - the Boston Tea Party for example - before the American Revolution. Many were what caused it to happen. All of them were not just for the Americans cause, some were for the British too. Some things that caused the American Revolution are all the taxes without representation, the dept of the king, and the colonists rebelling. After the many battles in Europe, the British King was in debt from buying all the heavy equipment to win the war.
The American Revolution was a time when the Americans fought for independence against Great Britain. The war started in 1775 and ended in 1783 with a Victory at the battle of Yorktown. In 1781 George Washington led about 17,000 men in a battle against Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown in the most important battle of the revolutionary war. Washington defeated Cornwallis and nearly 9,000 of his troops. Yorktown was a significant defeat.
The Boston massacre Although many historian believe the the Boston Massacre was a murder it is clear that it is an act of self-defense. First, the situation was self-defense because Preston was trying to get the sentry to safety when they got surrounded by armed and drunken citizens. The soldiers were defending themselves because they were unable to escape with their backs against the custom house and faced an angry mob. Secondly, the solders’ fire was eight to six seconds between them. this shows that the solders fired on there own accord because usually they all fire at the same time when following orders.
There is an overall distinguishing difference between John Hancock’s “Boston Massacre Oration”, and John Dickinson’s Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania. In his oration Hancock establishes a call to action in the development of the American identity, while Dickinson offers a critique of the colonists in their wishes to revolt against taxation while simultaneously expressing the inequality that exists among the colonies. Hancock consistently reinforces the idea of a unified nation such as when he says “let all America join in one common prayer”. Rather than criticizing the brutal actions that occurred on the night of March 5, 1770, he uses the actions to encourage unity and promote a pursuit for liberty.
The American Revolution was a time period where there were 13 colonies in America exploring more of the land everyday, The british shared the land with people who are called the pilgrims and ended up soon turning into Patriots and after that Americans. Great Britain started abusing their colonists while there were shootings and many taxes of colonists, many were unfair, and this led to the revolution. This war was between The Patriot/Americans against the British/Loyalists. The revolution happened because a few major events in history took place in Boston others will say it as British Territory.
There was not a massacre on March 5, 1770 in Boston because according to Captain Preston and John Bufford, the colonist and the troops were both armed and attacked each other. This means that what happened in Boston was not a massacre. The first reason the event was not a massacre is because the event in Boston 1770 was a war. As stated by Captain Preston “The colonists were assembling to attack the troops… they surrounded the guard and threatened to execute… after a soldier was attacked he fired…”. This supports my claim because it proves that, both the troops and colonists were attacking each other, and the troops attacking the colonists was not a random decision.