On March 5th, 1770, the event now known as the Boston Massacre took place, in which about 5 colonists were killed after soldiers opened fire on a riot. The event led to the engraving entitled "The Bloody Massacre" by Paul Revere. Revere was a well known silversmith and leader of Patriots, the group against the British Parliament, who had been taxing them and not letting them live in the areas they wanted to live in. The group called the Sons of Liberty was a group of Patriots who had held protests against the British taxation and boycotted many British goods in retaliation. The Boston Massacre occurred after a British customs official killed the 11 year old Christopher Seider, followed by a large funeral held by the Sons of Liberty. Tensions were high and about 5 people were killed in the Boston Massacre, leading to the engraving "The Bloody Massacre" by Paul Revere which "recorded" the event. Instead of accurately presenting the Boston Massacre, "The Bloody Massacre" was a piece of Patriot propaganda made to make more
“We must all hang together, or we shall hang separately.” This was a famous quote from Benjamin Franklin while signing the Declaration of Independence. Britain and France had conflicting claims at the Ohio River Valley and started the French & Indian War. When Britain won the war, the king imposed taxes because he felt he should be repaid for the expenses of the war. This angered the colonists because they felt they should have had representation in Parliament to be taxed. They shouted, “No taxation without Representation!” The Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party angered the colonists and the king. This caused trouble between the Patriots and the British which led to the American Revolution.
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.
the Boston Massacre was that many of the colonist were upset by the fact that they had to share a house with a british soldier. This was called the quartering act. This was a start up leading to the Boston Massacre.Eventually the colonist didn 't like the fact that they had to share a house with a british soldier and so they said that they were done with them being in their houses. So one night the british decided to set up the
On March 5, 1770, a heated argument broke out between many strong-willed colonists and British soldiers, about the different taxes the British were making the colonist fulfill and how unjust the British parliament was. The argument quickly escalated into a fight and then a so-called massacre, soon to be named The Boston Massacre. Although, there was the killing of colonists, should this event be called a ‘massacre’? In fact, only 5 colonists were killed in the shooting, and many claim that the colonists were not innocent therefore the Boston Massacre was not a massacre.
The Boston Massacre is an event most Americans and British students learn about over the course of their education. In America, we learn that British soldiers fired upon innocent civilians, although this may not have been the case. British historians have referred to the Boston Massacre as the "Incident on King Street". After looking over the "Captain Thomas Preston 's Account of the Boston Massacre", as well as "Boston Massacre Trial Depositions" I believe that American historians should refer to the "Boston Massacre" as the "Incident on King Street". The definition of a massacre refers to an unnecessary and random killing of a large number of individuals.
The Boston Massacre was not a random event there were many actions that had led up to this massacre. On March 5, 1770 shots were fired from the British toward the colonists. But why?Why did the British fire? The Boston Massacre was important to the American revolution because the British killed unarmed colonists and the event would counting to spark the start of revolution.
The Boston Massacre began with a small argument about the Townshend Acts between British Private Hugh White and a few colonists outside the Custom House in Boston on King Street. The argument began to escalate as more colonists gathered and began to harass and throw sticks and snowballs at Private White. Soon there were over 50 colonists at the scene. The local British officer of the watch, Captain Thomas Preston, sent a number of soldiers over to the Custom House to maintain order. However, the sight of British soldiers armed with bayonets just aggravated the crowd further. They began to shout at the soldiers, daring them to fire. Captain Preston then arrived and tried to get the crowd to disperse. Unfortunately, an object thrown from the crowd struck one of the soldiers, Private Montgomery, and knocked him down. He fired into the crowd. After a few seconds of stunned silence, a number of other soldiers fired into the crowd as well. Three colonists died immediately and two more died later from
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.
Let us begin with how the Boston Massacre had a significant impact on the American Revolution. First of all, the Boston Massacre occurred on March 5th, 1770. An out of control and snowballing crowd caused British soldiers to support an overwhelmed post. These soldiers took matters into their own hands and opened fire on the colonists. Therefore, three colonists immediately
In 1770, there were 4,000 red coats roaming the streets of Boston. As a result of the Great Awakening in the 1730s-40s, the highly spiritual colonists had a strong dislike for the bad behavior of the red coats. This caused what is known as the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre was the first extremely violent encounter between the British and the colonists with shots fired from the red coats. Oddly enough, this resulted in a period of calm. The Boston Tea Party disrupted this period of calm. In December 1773, a group of patriots took over three ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The harsh Tea Act imposed by the British caused this action. Two years later, the British began their march to Lexington and Concord to arrest patriot leaders and seize their weapons. In Lexington, the British were met with colonial armed forces known as minutemen. Here, eight colonists died. In concord, the two groups met again, but the minutemen left victorious. This event caused the beginning of the Revolutionary
angry and enraged at the British troops for killing innocent people (Document 3). The colonists believed that British troops should have not fired because they were unarmed and just throwing snowballs, however, from the soldier 's ' point of view, they believed that the colonists are guilty because they were throwing clubs, ice and other sharp things. Also, the colonists were telling the soldiers to fire at them thus confusing them into thinking that their commander was saying “fire”. The angry colonists sought revenge and independence against the British. The Boston Massacre was one of
The Boston Massacre was an accident in the beginning, but it continued to go on until it reached an extent where it could be an accident no longer. The real question is when did this accident start, and when did it get too far? Some say it should have never happened. others say it was the start of the revolution.
There were many disagreements and because of those, many events were the cause of the American Revolution. These events included bloodshed by others, peoples rights weren’t enforced, individuals didn’t receive freedom, and our country was just not yet whole. Despite of the causes of why the road to Revolution took place there were effects afterwards. When American Revolution was over with the The Declaration of Independence came into place, treaties were signed, and the Bill of Rights. Now these effects/events were amazing, it helped our country tremendously. If the following events didn’t take place we wouldn’t have America.
In my opinion I think that both sides were at fault, but ultimately it was the fault of the British soldiers. The Townshend acts was a series of acts passed down by the Parliament of Great Britain. However, the colonist did not agree with the acts because it raised revenues in order to pay for government officials. The colonist began a riot, thus resulting in the importation of British troops within Boston. The Boston Massacre happened on March 5th, 1770. The tension between the British soldiers and the colonist in Boston was on the rise. Altercations between the redcoats, British soldiers, and the colonist happened often as a simple disagreement would result in street fights and riots. With so many British troops deployed in Boston, the competition for limited jobs increased resulting in the frustration of colonist who claimed it was unfair because