Unsolved History: The Boston Massacre

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Although many historians believe that the Boston Massacre was an act of murder, it is clear that the incident was self-defense. First, On March 5, 1771, a group of colonists gathered and started taunting a soldier in front of the Custom House. Quickly more colonists gathered around the soldier. Different sources say that there were anywhere from 70-200 men that were there that night. According to Unsolved History: The
Boston Massacre, Captain Preston got a group of soldiers to go out and get the soldier.
He intended to get the soldier and return to the barracks, but was surrounded by the colonists making it a bad situation for the soldiers because they could not get back without forcefully moving the colonists. Next, according to Newton Prince,
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