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.
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.
After that, the rest of the soldiers fired. Due to the fact that a club was thrown from the crowd at a guard proves that the gun was fired out of self-defense. Daniel Cornwall, another Boston citizen who saw the events of the Boston Massacre, said this in his testimony, “Captain Preston was within two yards of me and before the men and nearest to the right and facing the Street. I was looking at him. Did not hear any order.
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.
One of the biggest thing that Jackson had done as a president was in 1832. Jackson vetoed a bill that would renew the second bank charter early. Jackson stated “I will kill it!”. He said this because he didn’t like the bank at all and he believed that it made the rich richer and the poor poorer. He said in his veto message “It is easy to conceive that great evils to our country and its institutions might flow from such a concentration of power in the hands of a few men irresponsible to the people.” He is saying that the bank is being taken over by the rich and that the bank isn’t helping the common men at all.
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
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.
The beginning of his contribution was strong encouraged by his cousin Samuel Adams. (4) Samuel and James Otis were the leaders of the Sons of Liberty. The group held large riots and intimidated tax collectors all over Boston, but John Adams did not agree with the violent approach that the group was making in protest of the Stamp Act. (4) As a result to his involvement in the Sons of Liberty he soon found himself unemployed; the following day Adams along with two other men where honored with the chance to be councils to the town to support the opening of courts. (4) Finally after many efforts the Stamp Act was repealed on March 18th
The colonists in Boston did not want war but the wicked boys were going to cause it. Bristish soldiers, who were sent to Boston, were making sure every on payed their taxes. The mischievous boys threw rocks at the soldiers. Jim was shot and killed over a rock fight, and the colonist rushed over to get him. The Bristish stood there and laughed rudley, because they killed a colonists, they killed a solider, and now they are even.