Boston Massacre: The Cause Of The Revolutionary War

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March 5, 1770; Let this sad tale of death never be told without a tear: let every parent tell the shameful story to his listening children, till tears of pity glisten in their eyes, or boiling passion shakes their tender frames. John Hancock spoke these very words about an event, that helped fuel the fire that caused the revolutionary war. This incident was the Boston Massacre, the quote un quote, unjust killings of five colonist men. However, unbeknownst to many, the “boston massacre” was no massacre at all. There are many misconceptions about the events that took place, on this date in time. Was it a massacre, or a battle? Did the British fire into unarmed civilians, or an angry group of militants? These are the questions, and many more, that people have differing answers too. 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 …show more content…

Even when they were firing, townsfolk still attacked them back. After the smoke cleared and the firing stopped, nine colonists were dead and dying on the pavement. Colonists ran up to the stunned british and slammed them with slanderous, and insulting names. The soldiers retreated back to their quarters, for theirs and the crowds, safety and protection. What happens next is all commonly known to most people. However, the colonists needed to rally more people on their side. They knew that the killing of five men was tragic, yes, but it is not a technical massacre. If truth got around that their was fighting on both sides, it would seem as just a

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