Watching oneself teach is a unique experience. While teaching I am unaware of my vocal tone, nervous habits, and rends of questioning or information transmission. However, when my lesson is put on tape, every moment is preserved in all their glory or infamy. During my first student teaching placement, I recorded myself teaching on the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. This tape revealed positive teaching strategies and room for improvement.
he infamous street fight that took place in Boston, Massachusetts is referred to as The Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. The riot started when a few young boys began to throw stones and rocks at British soldiers who were guarding the Customs House. The crowd around the boys started to grow larger and larger, and then people from the crowd begun to join the boys, throwing ice at the soldiers and taunting them. The soldiers then fired, killing five colonists.
Someone in the regiment got panicked and started to fire back at the colonists. John Adams has described that the mob of Boston men were a bunch of angry and insolent men toward the troops.. Furthermore, the colonists was yelling, threatening and throwing everything they could find at the British soldiers
The Boston massacre Although many historian believe the the Boston Massacre was a murder it is clear that it is an act of self-defense. First, the situation was self-defense because Preston was trying to get the sentry to safety when they got surrounded by armed and drunken citizens. The soldiers were defending themselves because they were unable to escape with their backs against the custom house and faced an angry mob. Secondly, the solders’ fire was eight to six seconds between them. this shows that the solders fired on there own accord because usually they all fire at the same time when following orders.
The Boston Massacre was influenced by the British soldiers first shooting the colonists. Due to the commands of Captain Preston, the soldiers were forced to engage in fighting, said by William Wyatt. In his account, the British were ordered around by Captain Preston and were not in the usual formation for a battle. From other perspectives, like George Sanderlin and Andrew, they had heard the captain boom, “Fire! Be the consequences at will.”
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.
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.
In the early 1760’s, the tension between the people in Boston and the British soldiers started to grow until in early 1770, when the two groups reached their breaking point. On March 5, 1770, a group of men started intimidating a British soldier; he soon called for assistance but eventually the crowd had grown to practically one hundred people. Captain Thomas Preston and seven other soldiers arrived, trying to calm the situation down, but to no avail. A soldier fired into the crowd followed by the other soldiers firing soon after, resulting in five people being killed. Captain Thomas Preston happened to be arrested and charged with murder.
The colonist were so mad that they started to throw stuff. Snowballs,trash, etc... the british were starting to get really mad. But captain Thomas Preston said “HOLD YOUR FIRE”?.But solider Hugh Montgomery fired a shot, and everyone freaked out.captain Preston kept saying hold your fire,but it was too late. Everybody was already going crazy till everything went silent.
The British sent troops to Boston as a preparatory estimation against future assaults on British individual or merchandise. In any case, Governor Hutchinson expressed that "an open and general revolt must be the results," (Doc. E). The measure of troops had unquestionably raised that strain between two sides. The pioneers griped, however proceeded with it since they thought British government is giving security and wellbeing. A few Bostonians were not satisfied to be observed constantly and the British troopers contended with specialists for nearby occupations.
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. 2.
The British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre are not guilty in the deaths of five colonists because they acted out of self-defense. According to Newton Prince, “Some of the [colonists] said let’s attack the Main Guard, or the Centinel…” (Newton Prince). If the colonists attacked the soldiers
The British fought to defend themselves. They had no intentions of getting back at the colonists for their misdeeds. The colonists should also be held accountable for the first shot, because the British didn 't plan ahead to specifically target the colonists. Though, the Colonists purposely targeted the British. I believe
Listen here fellow American brothers! We have been with Britain for a long time now and they are making things difficult for us. They are not helping us, they are only helping themselves. We need end this and fight for our freedom! Just think about everything that they have done to us.