There were many causes for the outbreak of the American Revolution. Following the French and Indian War, the American colonies were taxed heavily by Great Britain with acts such as the Stamp Acts and the Townshend Acts. Britain felt that the taxes were just because they believed the colonists were at fault for the war when they moved into the Ohio River Valley and so the war was fought for colonial protection. However, the colonists felt differently, believing that the taxes were unjust and infringed on their rights. This is due to the fact that the colonists had no one to represent them in Parliament, effectively giving them no say in whether or not they would be taxed.
Preston was standing behind his men when in reality he was indeed standing in front of them which really doesn't seem to fit. From the primary source from Captain Preston's recollection from the Boston Massacre stated that the colonist were throwing snowballs and attacking the soldiers with heavy clubs. In the miniseries
Self Defence, or Murder? On March 5, 1770, on the main road of the colony of Boston, the soldiers of Captain Preston fired their guns towards the colonist who were violating their personal space. What is unknown is to weather Captain Preston said the order to fire the guns or not. Of those who were there to presence the act, few who are brave enough have come to speak for those in trial.
Call me a tory or not, but the british in the Boston Massacre were not guilty of murder and opening fire on crowd for no reason. The british completely and utterly acted in self defense on March 5,1770. Know you might say well they placed taxes on us… NEWS FLASH… this is about whether this is murder or done in self defense, not taxes. Trust me this king’s Street mess was definitely in self defense.
The Boston Massacre The Boston Massacre was a riot a deadly riot that occurred on March 5, 1770, on King Street in Boston. It was between The Colonists and some British soldiers. The Colonists were to blame for The Boston Massacre because they abused and confused British Soldiers. The Colonists were to blame for the Boston Massacre because they abused the soldiers. They abused the soldiers by throwing snowballs, and clubs at them.
The Boston Massacre occurred on March,5,1770 in King Street. It began with friction between two groups: the patriots and the British. A large collection of people threw sticks and snowball at a group of British soldiers. Captain Thomas Preston called in more soldiers to help control the riot. Those extra soldier were hit too.
The Boston Massacre was an “incident” that took place on march 5, 1770. On March 5, 1770 the colonists began taunting the British soldiers, this group of colonists called themselves patriots. They were protesting the occupation of their city by british troops that were sent to Boston in 1768 to enforce unpopular taxation measures passed by the British Parliament. The patriots started to riot so, Thomas Preston (the commander) ordered his to straighten their bayonets and join the guard outside the building. The colonists responded by throwing snowballs and other objects at the guards.
I believe the jury did the right decision in the case of the boston Massacre, I think Captain Preston was innocent and did not order his men to fire, but individuals soldiers may be guilty of murder. The Boston Massacre started in March 5th 1770 in boston and 5 men and boys died. It started in front of a Government office with a crowd of american colonists who were propagandising the british soldiers they were in a riot fighting against the soldiers who were acting in malice. The incident started when the crowd was provoking the soldiers, they threw snowballs and clubs at the soldiers. One of the soldiers named Montgomery was hit on the head with ice and fell to the ground after he got up and fired into the crowd.
War is too destructive of a force for people or the societies of the world to handle. It makes people have to do things that would otherwise be considered inhuman, just so that they can survive. In the story “The Sniper,” a man is forced to kill an old woman because, she was telling his enemy where he was hiding. He had to murder his fellow countrymen because they had different beliefs than he did. They wanted to change their country so that it gave them more rights, so their country decided to settle these beliefs with war.
It is now known as “The Boston Massacre”. Later that day twelve soldiers would be arrested. Despite the fact that twelve were arrested four were “acquitted” or released because they were accused of shooting from inside the building, but it was never proven. John Adams and Josiah Quincy, both defended the soldiers and Captain Thomas Preston the commanding officer while they were on trial. The trial for the eight soldiers started on November 27, 1770, and ended on December 5, 1770.
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.
The Boston Massacre took place on March 5th, 1770. During the Boston Massacre the colonies decided to take action and attack a group of british soldiers. This was the start of the protest as the British were becoming aware of the american colonists act of interrogation. Later on on December 16th, 1773 the Boston Tea party had occurred. The American colonist were not pleased to find out that they were only allowed to buy tea from the british.
He had killed him, because he was fighting for his beliefs and ideas. It can be inferred that the sniper was devastated. This shows that ideas and beliefs are not worth fighting for, because fighting for beliefs in a rough war-like manner can harm others and it can harm yourself. The story showed how the sniper harmed his brother and how the sniper harmed himself internally. Fighting for ideas and beliefs too fanatically can lead to something like this.