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1. Boston Massacre a. The Boston Massacre took place on March 5, 1770 in Boston. The Boston Massacre became a historical event because it was the start of a revolution. It all began when the British soldiers came into Boston and fired shots at the colonists for making a crowd and going against the soldiers. The British soldier that was in charge at the time was named Captain Thomas Preston and he and his 8 men were all arrested for the shooting. Before this happened the colonists still had hatred towards the British soldiers for pushing the Townshend Acts towards the colonists. History.com Staff. “Boston Massacre.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2009, www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-massacre. 2. Christopher Columbus a. Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer born in 1451. He was a sailor who loved to travel. He traveled to England, Ireland, Greece, and few other places. He is famously known for finding America but he discovered it while traveling to Asia. The trip was costly but he had no one to financially support his trip. He reached out to multiple people but everyone rejected. He then asked the King and Queen of Spain and they rejected the first time but then later they funded his trip. The whole reason for this voyage was so that he could find a direct route from Europe to Asia which he never did. History.com Staff. “Christopher Columbus.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2009,
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