The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a “patriot”. They were throwing sticks, snowballs, and trash at a group of British troops. The loyalists got very annoyed with the patriots so they shot into the mob killing five. The riot began when around 50 colonists attacked a British sentinel. A British officer called in for additional troops and they too were attacked so they had to fire into the mob.
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.
It all began when the British soldiers came into Boston and fired shots at the colonists for making a crowd and going against the soldiers. 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.
In attempt to protest the colonists made the situation worse, in 1774 the Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts. The act consisted of various rules; the closing of Boston Harbor, the Quartering act, and Boston was to be put under martial law (). The outcome was negative, many colonists felt that the law violated their natural rights as if they had no voice. The Intolerable Acts violated the people's privacy by the quartering act, colonist were forced to take care of troops in their own home. () Shutting down Boston Harbor hurt many tea companies and in order to reopen it, the colonists had to repay the damage, which was almost impossible.
When the British ships arrived in the Boston Harbor The colonist wanted the tea shipped back to England with out payment of tax. Then the royal governor of England insisted on payment of tax. On December 16 a group of men know as the Sons of Liberty disguised there self as Indians and boarded the British ships and dumped all of the tea into the Boston harbor. After that happened parliament passed Coercive Acts. Theses act were put in to place to punish the colonist for dumping the British tea into the Boston harbor.
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 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. The American colonists were done being treated like they were still part of Great Britain.
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.
T. Hewes ' account of the Boston Massacre tells the tale of how the towns people were treated prior to this event. He talks about the treatment of the soldiers towards the colonists. They did many things that were advantageous and not fair. One incident he discusses is when an apprentice is not paid for the work that his master has called him to do for a soldier. This incident coupled with the numerous things that have happened during that time, incited the people and caused them to want to protest more vehemently.
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.” Also. According to the Boston Gazette, “ The soldiers continued firing continuously till seven or eight or, as some say 11 guns were discharged.” The British Soldiers, by their leader