The Boston Massacre (March 5, 1775) (www.history.com), occurred when a crowd of colonists heckled a group of British soldiers while they were on duty. One soldier, Captain Thomas Preston, was the man who fired the shots that killed five people. Three civilians died immediately; two died in the hospital for their wounds. The shooter was arrested for manslaughter. A little over
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.
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.
The Boston Massacre was influenced by the British soldiers first shooting the colonists. Due to the commands of Captain Preston, the soldiers were forced to engage in fighting, said by William Wyatt. In his account, the British were ordered around by Captain Preston and were not in the usual formation for a battle. From other perspectives, like George Sanderlin and Andrew, they had heard the captain boom, “Fire! Be the consequences at will.” Both had even heard that the army intended to murder the colonists rebelling.
There was a strong resentment in the crowd, as they harassed the troops. Someone in the regiment got panicked and started to fire back at the colonists. John Adams has described that the mob of Boston men were a bunch of angry and insolent men toward the troops.. Furthermore, the colonists was yelling, threatening and throwing everything they could find at the British soldiers
During the eighteenth-century, settlers in the back country resorted to armed insurrection to affect change in the political, economic, and social realms of their colonies and states. In 1763, there was a group known as the Paxton Boys. The Paxton Boys were formed to retaliate against American Indians and the Pontiac Rebellion after the French and Indian War. The Paxton Boys killed many Susquehannock, also known as Conestogas. This act was known as the Conestoga Massacre.
Soldiers just aimed their guns up and fired, They didn’t know exactly where their bullets were going because of all the debris and smoke in the air. When the Smoke cleared the British had seen that they had just killed 5 colonists by the names of Crispus Attucks, Patrick Carr, Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, And James Caldwell. A town meeting was called to discuss what had just happened in the streets of Boston demanding to remove the trail of Captain Preston and his men for murder. At the trial John Adams and Josiah Quincy II were defending the British regarding their discharge. Samuel Quincy and Robert Treat Paine were the attorneys for the prosecution.
Women were considered to be the weaker link of the family, and not as strong physically or mentally as men. Colonial women are expected to give total respect to the men and to obey them without question. Their lives was depended on the religion, wealth, and the society or colony they are from. Colonial women did not have many legal rights or at least freedom during the period. Women were not allowed to do many thing such as voting, holding public office, or even the right to serve on juries.
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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.