British Soldiers And The Boston Massacre

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The Boston Massacre took place on March 5th, 1770. British soldiers were placed in Boston to control the colonists and make sure they payed the Townsend Acts, Britain didn 't want a repeat of the Stamp Act.

One day (March 5th, 1770) a patriot mob started throwing snowballs, rocks, and sticks at a few British soldiers. The soldiers began firing their muskets into the crowd. Some men were killed, others were injured, and a few died because of their injuries later. The people of Boston had a town meeting. They wanted to remove all of the British soldiers and convict the soldiers that took place in the Boston Massacre of murder. A trial was held. John Adams and Josiah Quincy II defended the soldiers, eventually they were acquitted. However, later
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