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.
On March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd on King’s Street in Boston. Five people died and the soldiers were charged with murder. The events of the Boston Massacre made the colonies hunger for independence even stronger, however I believe that the soldiers are not guilty of committing murder. I will prove through historical accounts and eyewitness testimony that the British Soldiers are indeed not guilty of murder, but were acting purely out of self-defense. William Sawyer, a Boston citizen, gave this account of the incident during the trial, “The people kept huzzaing.
The riot began when about 50 citizens attacked a British sentinel. A British officer called in additional soldiers, and they too were attacked, so the soldiers fired into the mob, killing 5. The Boston Tea Party began with the Tea Act that past in Boston. The law prevented the colonists from buying tea from other tea shops and that tea was more expensive than the others.
During this event, people were singled out for what they believed in, and if they didn’t have the beliefs that were expected, they were killed. After all of the impact that society had on this event, the Salem Witch Trials eventually became a “crucible”. The trials, society’s beliefs, and the killing of innocent people all cause The Crucible to get its name. The people’s different beliefs were the main cause for these severe trials to happen.
After Adams reviewed all the information over, he was able to identify that the soldiers where only trying to defend themselves from the raging crowds assault. A few witnesses were called on to testify against the soldiers, some stating that they saw the captain give the order to fire and some stating that the soldiers were just trying to protect themselves from the crowd. In Linder’s article, it is stated that one of the injured men from that night said he forgave the man who shot him and that he knew that he fired in self-defense (Linder 2001). On contrary, Linder states that an eyewitness who saw one of the soldiers shoot John Gray, claimed that if Killroy ever had the chance, he would shoot the inhabitants of Boston and that he has wanted the opportunity since he got to Boston (Linder 2001). The statement gave the jury another opinion to see who was to be blamed for the horrid massacre.
This is Robert Wood reporter extraordinaire reporting live from the scene of the Boston Massacre. Eight bodies lie on the ground covered in bullet wounds, while six others are being medically treated. It appears a misfiring occurred when the colonists and British soldiers were in a heated argument. Someone dared the soldiers to fire their arms at unarmed people and indeed they did. The commander of these troops stated that he told the to cease fire but the soldiers continued their assault.
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.
On the night of March 5, 1770, A major conflict between the American Colonists and British soldiers arose on King street. The British were taxing the Colonists, and the Colonists were protesting and boycotting against the taxes creating tension between the two sides. Since this happened, the British soldiers are the ones to blame for the Boston Massacre. The British Soldiers are responsible for the Boston Massacre According to the Committee of Boston, (Sam Adams, John Hancock and more…) “ This is without warning of their intention and killed 3 on the spot.”
The Boston Massacre Many historians believe that Captain Thomas Preston ordered his men to shot the American colonists of Boston. However, there is evidence that proves this statement to not be true. On March 5, 1770, an altercation broke out in Boston between a British sentry and a group of American colonists. When British troops converged on the scene, an angry mob formed and began yelling insults and pelting them with snowballs and debris.
Boston Massacre On march 5, 1700 the boston massacre happened but there were two sides to the story. One side of the story the red coats attacked the colonists and killed them. On the other side they were protecting themselves against the crowd of colonists. Paul Revere publish a paper showing what had happened.he lied at some part to get the red coats kicked out of town. Really it was a gravity because the red coats were attacked and slammed and harassed, but still they killed people and the ones that shot pey were persecuted.
Was the Boston Massacre Really a Massacre? One of the most common things talked about in the history of the U.S.A. is the Boston Massacre, but was this historical event commonly looked at as a massacre really a massacre. I believe that the Boston Massacre was not a massacre at all instead it was just the act of self defense of a few british soldiers that were being attacked by upset colonists. One of the most said things about the Boston Massacre is that the british soldiers fired into a crowd of innocent people, but there is many pieces of proof that says otherwise.
In the early 1760’s, the tension between the people in Boston and the British soldiers started to grow until in early 1770, when the two groups reached their breaking point. On March 5, 1770, a group of men started intimidating a British soldier; he soon called for assistance but eventually the crowd had grown to practically one hundred people. Captain Thomas Preston and seven other soldiers arrived, trying to calm the situation down, but to no avail. A soldier fired into the crowd followed by the other soldiers firing soon after, resulting in five people being killed. Captain Thomas Preston happened to be arrested and charged with murder.