“ It should be kept in mind that their insatiable greed and ambition, the greatest ever seen in the world, is the cause of their villainies.” (Las Casas) The people of Spain used murder and slavery as a means to depopulate the Islands due to their greed. According to Casas, the number of slain Indians is about 15 million in the fourty years that the Spaniards have intruded on the Natives land. Young men and rulers were killed, while women and young children were forced to be slaves to the Christians. At one point some Indians escaped a ship that was going to take them to Hispaniola to be sold as slaves, and the Spaniards sent a ship to voyage through the island for three years to hunt down those who fled. It is astonishing how cruel the Christians were solely for personal and materialistic
One of the readings for week three talked about the complete destruction of the Native American race because of Christopher Columbus. Many believe Christopher Columbus was a hero, and in a way they are right. However, our history books do not talk about him killing off an entire race because of his own greed. Columbus took the Arawak Indians hostage because he believed that they would lead him to gold. When that did not turn out as planned, Columbus decided to go on a slave raid and bring five hundred Indians back Spain.
On the other hand; however, others argue that Preston was undeniably at fault as he gave the commanding orders to fire. According to this view Preston should be held responsible for the massacre in which he was supposedly at fault. My own view is that Thomas Preston did not give the command to his troops to open fire into the crowd of protesters and the verdict of innocent at his trial was very well justified. On March 5, 1770 a totality of five colonists was shot fatally while six others suffered from non-fatal
Document 6-2 This document acknowledges oration by Joseph Warren on the Second Anniversary of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1772 in which he questions the British government policies and democracy in the province. He slams their legislation of the late acts for taxing America. He detests the fatal massacre of 1770 that painted the vivid images and sound of mutilated bodies in the mind of Bostonians. Further, he adds to the fear and imagination to live in with their children being forced into violent soldiery, disrespecting virgins by exposing them to unbridled passion, which he labels worse than brutal violence. In his oration, he also revealed how the channel of commerce from the colonies is prospering the city of Britain.
The Boston Massacre was self-defense because according to history from books on March 5,1770 groups of colonist decided to riot and surround the British soldiers, Throwing things at the soldiers and taunting them to fire. My first argument is Crispus Attucks took a cordwood stick and swung it at one of the soldiers who protected him from the blow. Attucks was yelling" Kill the dogs"! "Knock them over!" This is self-defense because Crispus Attucks struck the soldier first, and once the soldier was hit he could act back upon the hit and could do anything to protect himself from a contact
The Boston Massacre or “Bloody Massacre”, was probably the most infuriating to the colonies. Because according to History.com “A squad of British soldiers, come to support a sentry who was being pressed by a heckling, snowballing crowd, let loose a volley of shots. Three persons were killed immediately and two died later of their wounds”. Again according to History.com “In an effort to demonstrate the impartiality of colonial courts, two Patriot leaders, John Adams and Josiah Quincy, volunteered to defend Captain Preston and his men. The prosecution produced little evidence, and Preston and six of the soldiers were acquitted, two soldiers were found guilty of manslaughter, branded on the hand, and released”.
In 1767 Parliament went on to levy another list of taxes on lead, paints, and tea. To prevent any protests from the colonists the Massachusetts governor requested assistance from the British army (sparknotes). Five colonists died when an angry mob clashed with the army, this is known as the Boston Massacre (sparknotes). The Boston Tea Party was a famous moment during the road to Revolution. On December 16th, 1773 sixty men dressed as Native Americans dumped an entire shipment on tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of the laws and taxes imposed on the colonies.
Mr. Ewell’s wrongdoings lead to the death of Tom Robinson, and later he himself was killed for his unjust actions. The mockingbird was symbolic of Tom’s true, pure heart, and his death was because of nothing but the inequities within society. Mr. Ewell’s sin caused sorrow and horror in Scout’s life, but it also lead to her realization that discrimination was wrong, something that Atticus wished for her to know all along. Further along in the story, Scout’s growth is proved when Atticus suggests sending Boo Radley to trial for killing Bob Ewell. Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (276).
This was meant to ensure that the governors and judges would comply with Britain. The Boston Massacre happened when a British soldier shot and killed five colonists causing outrage among them. The Boston Tea Party was when the colonists decided to dump
On a cold night of March 5, 1770 in Boston, Massachusetts, nine British soldiers fired shots into a crowd of one hundred Bostonians. Five were fatally injured or killed in the shooting, and some of the people killed were not even in the mob. This caused major corruption amongst the town, across the state, even across what was then America. Captain Preston, who ordered all to fire, was found innocent and two soldiers were convicted of manslaughter. This was named as the Boston Massacre, which had a lot to do with how America is today.
During that riot, five people were killed including a man who led the riot who goes by the name of Crispus Attucks who was an African American dockworker. Crispus and the four other men were all buried in one grave in the Boston graveyard. The British soldiers are now on trial to see if they are guilty of 5th degree murder. The British soldiers have all been saying that the shooting was all in self defense; but the Colonists said that the British did it on purpose, and that they were just innocent bystanders. A new engraving was made, and it depicts what the Patriots are saying happened a few weeks earlier.
The taxes the colonies had to pay agreed the colonies, so they decided to surround the british. British soldiers didn 't understand what was happening and panicked and they fired at the crowed of colonies surrounding them. They ended up killing five of the colonies. One of the colonies that died was Crispus Attucks. He was a runaway slave He died defending the colonies this event helped start rebellion in the colonies.
BREAKING NEWS from the colonies, last night on March 5, 1770 at the Customs House an altercation between the British Troops and the colonists began, causing the deaths of 5 colonists. Yet, the colonists are no angels, what was supposed to be a small demonstration against the British turned deadly. The colonists are said to have provoked officers, by throwing stones, snowballs, and sticks at them. The history of the Boston, Massachusetts colonists and the British Troops is not good all. This is because ever since the British Troops were placed in the colony to enforce the Townshend Acts, the colonists have been on edge, but the peace has been kept until now.
On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and other people from the Sons Of Liberty got on three ships in the Boston Harbor and threw tons of tea overboard. This was unjustified because it was destruction of private property. They didn’t own the ships, Britain did. They also betrayed the crown that was protecting them. Lastly, their protest was too harsh.
The Klu-Klux-Klan was a white supremacist group that opposed “Reconstruction” and equal rights for freed slaves (Hook Exercise). They, to my standards, really would do whatever it takes to stop Reconstruction, even if it meant killing innocent people for that. John W. Stephens, a former senator from Caswell, was brutally murdered by none other than the Klu-Klux-Klan in a Grand Jury room (Doc.A Par.1). John W. Stephens was stabbed five to six times then even hanged on a hook in the same jury room. As Albion Toruage quoted, “ Another brave, honest Republican citizen has met his fate at the hands of these fiends.” Then Abram Colby, a former slave who was elected to the Georgia State Legislature during Reconstruction,(Doc.B,Para.