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
The French and Indian war started in 1754 and ended with the treaty of Paris in 1763. Parliament then established the stamp act in 1765. By establishing the stamp act, parliament required all legal documents , newspaper and pamphlets to have stamped paper which there was a tax on . Later on in 1767 the Townsend of act was establish, which was taxes on tea, glass lead, paper , and paint to help pay for the administration of the colonies. Colonial assembles then condemned “taxation without representation.” Next, in 1770, the Boston Massacre happened. The Boston Massacre was stated by a crowd that was anger by the presence of troops and Britons colonial policy. The crowd began harassing a group of soldiers guarding the customs house; the soldier
The Boston Massacre should not have been categorized as a massacre on the grounds that the British were acting solely in self-defense, propaganda was utilized to mislead the colonists of the facts, and the term massacre inaccurately describes the event.
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 a street fight that occurred on March 5 1770. There was a patriot mob who were throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizens. 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.
“At approximately 2:49 that afternoon, with more than 5,600 runners still in the race, two pressure-cooker bombs–packed with shrapnel and other materials and hidden in backpacks that were placed on the ground amidst crowds of marathon-watchers–exploded within seconds of each other near the finish line along Boylston Street. The blasts instantly turned the sun-filled afternoon into a gruesome scene of destruction and chaos” (“Boston Marathon Bombings”). Soon after the attack a manhunt set out in search for the two suspects. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were the Boston Marathon Bombers who caused an unexpected event that led to the manhunt. The bombings, along with the manhunt caused much chaos and destruction to the city as well as to the
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.
Research Question: What were the reasons behind the gold rush in Colorado in the 19th century and the war atrocities committed by United States Government towards the culmination of the Sand Creek Massacre?
I believe the jury did the right decision in the case of the boston Massacre, I think Captain Preston was innocent and did not order his men to fire, but individuals soldiers may be guilty of murder. The Boston Massacre started in March 5th 1770 in boston and 5 men and boys died. It started in front of a Government office with a crowd of american colonists who were propagandising the british soldiers they were in a riot fighting against the soldiers who were acting in malice. The incident started when the crowd was provoking the soldiers, they threw snowballs and clubs at the soldiers. One of the soldiers named Montgomery was hit on the head with ice and fell to the ground after he got up and fired into the crowd. I think that one of the soldiers
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.
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.
Who knew that a shot fired by British soldiers in the streets of Boston in 1770 would spark the American Revolution? It all started with King George III, who became king of Great Britain and Ireland in 1760. He was only 22 years old. The first war that he participated in was known as the French and Indian War. “When France’s expansion into the Ohio River valley brought repeated conflict with the claims of the British colonies, a series of battles led to the official British declaration of war in 1756.” (French and Indian War) The British were not so lucky during the first year, they ended up losing all ties with their Native American alliances. Years gone by of continuous fighting, by 1763, France 's allies
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