This lesson was effective because it showed you what different people thought of the same event. In many people 's accounts it was biased, but others close to what we believe is the truth. An example of a biased depiction of the Massacre is Paul Revere 's engraving, which he actually copied from Henry Pelham. It depicts a line of British soldiers firing on unarmed colonists, and the British commander giving them an order to fire, while in real life the colonists were taunting the British and has weapons such as sticks, snowballs and small knives. Also, only one British soldier fired after a colonist hit him with a stick, which proves that while Revere 's engraving is famous, it is not even close to accurate.
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.
This statement disproves the definition of massacre because it was not an indiscriminate slaughter of people. If the soldiers were begin attacked it was merely self defense. Mr. Woodall was not the only account that stated the soldiers were being attacked by the townspeople before any firing took place, Jane Whitehouse said that same. She said that one man threw wood at one of the soldiers. Further more looking at the Revere painting, Preston’s deposition and also testimonies from people that gave their account of the story we can conclude that calling it the “Boston Massacre” would be stretching the truth of an event that has been warped for years.
In this lesson there is a lot going on and a lot of names being thrown around. My opinion over this whole lesson is that you should not be punished for something you believe in, especially since believing in anti-slavery is not illegal. I do believe that the way John Brown was going about his plan with violence is not necessarily the right way, but he paid for his actions when he was hung, after trying to "raid" Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in 1859, where the U.S. Army held its weapons. Brown, along with about sixteen others who conspired with him, were killed. Once this news spread, people began acting like they never talked to Brown and that he was a crazy man.
As per reports, fans speculate that Negan did not kill anyone out of Daryl, Rick, Maggie, Glenn, Abraham and Michonne. Instead, he killed one of his own gang members. Now this is quite a U-turn but fans reason that Nick does so in order to send a very strong message- he does not spare anyone. Well, it might be true as Robert Kirkman had hinted at a super shocking season 7 and also indicated that the cliffhanger was something that prepared the stage for season 7. He recently said that the next season will have something which fans did not see coming at any point during the cliffhanger finale.
I know for a fact that this so called massacre idea, was nothing but propaganda filled lies. The colonists knew that if they could twist the story they could get thousands to believe them. In turn more people would see how evil the British were and join their cause. This plan worked in both the colonist and the British favors. More people joined the fight for independence, but the British soldiers got a minor slap on the wrist for their
The first reports claimed that this was an attack on the Viet Cong but these reports did not fool the public for long. Other soldiers decided to tell the true story of what went on in My Lai and the media was livid with how the military censored the information. Soon after, more reports about unreported deaths by the survivors of the My Lai massacre began to surface. As a result of these events, news reports became increasingly negative. Two years after the My Lai Massacre was revealed, the Pentagon Papers published by The New York Times showed that the government lied to the people about the entire war.
This is Robert Wood reporter extraordinaire reporting live from the scene of the Boston Massacre. Eight bodies lie on the ground covered in bullet wounds, while six others are being medically treated. It appears a misfiring occurred when the colonists and British soldiers were in a heated argument. Someone dared the soldiers to fire their arms at unarmed people and indeed they did. The commander of these troops stated that he told the to cease fire but the soldiers continued their assault.
On March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd on King’s Street in Boston. Five people died and the soldiers were charged with murder. The events of the Boston Massacre made the colonies hunger for independence even stronger, however I believe that the soldiers are not guilty of committing murder. I will prove through historical accounts and eyewitness testimony that the British Soldiers are indeed not guilty of murder, but were acting purely out of self-defense. William Sawyer, a Boston citizen, gave this account of the incident during the trial, “The people kept huzzaing.
The colonists in Boston did not want war but the wicked boys were going to cause it. Bristish soldiers, who were sent to Boston, were making sure every on payed their taxes. The mischievous boys threw rocks at the soldiers. Jim was shot and killed over a rock fight, and the colonist rushed over to get him. The Bristish stood there and laughed rudley, because they killed a colonists, they killed a solider, and now they are even.