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.
On March 5, 1770 a street fight occurred between a mob of Boston citizens and British soldiers. The soldiers were increasingly unwelcome in Boston so the citizens threw snowballs, stones, and sticks at the group of soldiers who had been stationed here- the soldiers retaliated. The citizens were very outnumbered and the fight resulted in five deaths and six injuries from Boston. Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty named this event the Boston Massacre. The morning after, John Adams was sitting in his law office when Paul Revere revealed an engraving that showed Thomas Preston (captain of the British soldiers) ordering troops to fire at point blank range on the citizens.
The true history of the Boston Massacre is shrouded by mystery, and most people’s interpretations of what happened are wrong. We generally think that the Boston Massacre was a flat out murder planned by the British; but that isn’t necessarily true. The generally accepted summary of what happened that night is that a group of British soldiers fired upon a crowd of unarmed colonists; killing 5 people and injuring a number of others. The Boston Massacre wasn’t really a massacre because it wasn’t a deliberate plan to slaughter a large number of people, but rather an accident by the British. While this accident is hard for the colonies to forgive, their mistake is hardly a massacre at all.
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The acts are named after Charles Townshend who proposed the program. The Boston Massacre was a street fight which happened on March 5, 1770. It was between a “Patriot” mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British Soldiers. A lot of colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writer to rouse theory
yesterday morning.Les Goodman,a Maple Street citizen, had his car mysteriously tutn on, and they bombarded him and made accusations that he was an alien or something. Then suddenly a man named Charlie Fitzgerald’s mechanical objects came on also and they accused him. When I talked to Michael Jackson Jr I found out that a man later died who was known as Peter Van Horn. The police found out that he died from a gunshot and later found out Charlie Fitzgerald shot him out of suspicion. Rest In Peace Mr. Pete Mr. Van Horn’s death stirred the pot even more.
There is a raging argument in the world that many people are divided about. The argument is gun control, should we ban guns, or is there another way to stop mass shootings? In my research book called “Shooting Back” it talks about how On July 25, 1993, a man named Charl Van Wyk personally experienced the attack on the ST James Massacre. At that time, their area was experiencing danger and fighting so Charl had his gun with him at the church. When a couple of men walked into the church holding guns, no one was sure what was happening, they thought it could have been part of a scene from the play going on, until the men started to fire at the crowd.
After the Boston Massacre, Americans have realized that the British would use force if it was needed to keep them compliant and obedient. The soldiers that shot at the unarmed men walked away not guilty as Crispus Attucks passes away and other men are put through immense pain from the bullets. The colonists grew weary of the control that the British had on them. The bloodshed from the massacre lit a flame under all of the colonists; they knew if it had happened to Boston it could happen elsewhere. They had to do something about this foreign force called the British.
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On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman, a former marine, began sniping students, professors, and police at the University of Texas at Austin from the clock tower. He killed sixteen people and wounded thirty two others. Whitman had to be shot unexpectedly in order to stop this mass shooting. In The New York Times, Manny Fernandez and Dave Montgomery wrote about Texas lawmakers passing a bill that allows guns at college campuses. Texas lawmakers should not have passed a bill, allowing guns at colleges, because it compromises the safety and well-being of all people on campus grounds.
The Patriots or ‘Sons of Liberty’ was a group formed to oppose the stamp act. The British troops or soldiers presence was unwelcome to the town. The riot began with about 50 of the american colonists, they started shouting and throwing things at the British soldiers. A british sentinel was attacked first. After, Captain Thomas Preston called over soldiers to help the sentinel.
During that riot, five people were killed including a man who led the riot who goes by the name of Crispus Attucks who was an African American dockworker. Crispus and the four other men were all buried in one grave in the Boston graveyard. The British soldiers are now on trial to see if they are guilty of 5th degree murder. The British soldiers have all been saying that the shooting was all in self defense; but the Colonists said that the British did it on purpose, and that they were just innocent bystanders. A new engraving was made, and it depicts what the Patriots are saying happened a few weeks earlier.