With a large mob yelling at the soldiers “lobster backs” which is a derogatory term towards the red coats. The soldiers were getting agitated and where dead set on rettalinating. Then bang five dead and panic in the streets of Boston. This all stemmed from the unfair Townshend Act which, taxed the colonies extra for goods such as tea, glass, paint, oil, and other necessities. This act changed how the colonies, especially the Bostonians, thought about The Crown (England).
The colonists thought that the laws King George made were unfair and cruel and it was evident that King George had firmly resolved not to change his mind. The colonists were indignant and furious, putting a lot of stress on the minds of Hugh and John. One of the colonists began provoking and taunting John, this began to irate Hugh, so he stepped in and hit the colonist with the butt of his gun, the colonist screamed and this created such a scene that soon
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 first reason as to why the Reign of Terror was not justified is because Enlightenment ideas were ignored. The national assembly created The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizens to give all citizens the same rights: liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression (Doc. A). Unfortunately, this was disregarded with the Reign of Terror. Another way that enlightenment ideas were ignored is the fact that a government official in western France wanted to kill people that were thought to be guilty without a fair trial; this was completely against Enlightenment ideas.
King George also made the citizens pay outrageous taxes with their okay. This makes me upset about how messed up the system was with only one person on top deciding everything without anyone helping him. This grievance I believe would have been thought of by using the social contract. Grievance number 22 had said, “He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts,burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” This means that King George had ordered his military to take over the coasts and surrounding waters, so the people can’t trade, he had more military destroy the town"s people lived in if they didn’t agree with him, all these
I think that the British soldiers acted in self defense during the Boston Massacre. The colonists were threatening and provoking the soldiers by shouting vulgarly, beating people with clubs, and throwing rocks covered in snow, so I believe that the soldiers had a right to fight for their lives. Just take a moment to imagine the Boston massacre, it’s late at night and people are tired and confused. The colonists are shouting “Fire and be damned, who cares! Damn you, you dare not fire,” (Exhibit B) and the British soldiers are ready to defend but don’t know what’s going on.
In 1676 an uprising occurred known as Bacon’s Rebellion. This Rebellion was lead by Nathaniel Bacon. Virginians who resented Governor William Berkley’s friendly policies towards the Native Americans rose against him by joining the rebellion. “.. For then having expressly countermanded and sent back our army by passing his word for the peaceable demeanor of the said Indians, who immediately prosecuted their evil intentions, committing horrid murders and robberies in all places, being protected by the said engagement and word past of him the said Sir William Berkeley.” (Bacon’s Rebellion: The Declaration)
Abolitionists would take slaves away from them and would not get punished. They wanted to end slavery for good, which would result in the end of the Southern economy. It almost was a Northern attack. The North was trying to end the South based off the South’s point of view. The Northerners did not even care about the South.
There would be riots, and “an eye for an eye” atmosphere would arise. Throughout American history there have been numerous cases in which the people decided to take matters into their own hands because they were unsatisfied with the way the government dealt with a situation. In the state of Missouri, the case of the death of Michael Brown, it was allegedly stated that the 18 year old attacked a police officer, and consequently, the officer shot the young man several times in self-defense. The New York Times states that the
The colonist believed they weren’t supposed to be taxed without their permission. Due to the lack of representation in Parliament colonist went and protest. Which lead to boycotting British products. In 1766 the act was abolished.
The colonists took the proclamation of 1763 the wrong way because the colonists thought they had the right to expand. Great Britain never wanted to cause any
Revolutionary War One cause of the Revolutionary War was the Boston Massacre. The four graves and nickname “Horrid Massacre” shows that the colonists were 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.
Was the Boston Massacre Really a Massacre? One of the most common things talked about in the history of the U.S.A. is the Boston Massacre, but was this historical event commonly looked at as a massacre really a massacre. I believe that the Boston Massacre was not a massacre at all instead it was just the act of self defense of a few british soldiers that were being attacked by upset colonists. One of the most said things about the Boston Massacre is that the british soldiers fired into a crowd of innocent people, but there is many pieces of proof that says otherwise.
On March 5th 1770, British Soldiers shot and killed five colonists and injured 10 of them. The tragic event was nicknamed “The Bloody Massacre”, but the colonists were at fault because they were the ones that provoked the soldiers, they attacked the soldiers, and they created a chaotic scene. First reason why the colonists were at fault is because they are the ones that provoked the soldiers. (Paragraph 2 of page 155 from the book United States History Colonization through Reconstruction written by Michael B. Stoff and James West Davidson) “A crowd gathered…colonists shouted insults.”