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.
The Boston Massacre was self-defense because according to history from books on March 5,1770 groups of colonist decided to riot and surround the British soldiers, Throwing things at the soldiers and taunting them to fire. My first argument is Crispus Attucks took a cordwood stick and swung it at one of the soldiers who protected him from the blow. Attucks was yelling" Kill the dogs"! " Knock them over!" This is self-defense because Crispus Attucks struck the soldier first, and once the soldier was hit he could act back upon the hit and could do anything to protect himself from a contact
This is Robert Wood reporter extraordinaire reporting live from the scene of the Boston Massacre. Eight bodies lie on the ground covered in bullet wounds, while six others are being medically treated. It appears a misfiring occurred when the colonists and British soldiers were in a heated argument. Someone dared the soldiers to fire their arms at unarmed people and indeed they did. The commander of these troops stated that he told the to cease fire but the soldiers continued their assault.
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.”
(Exposition) (NR) When the British marched into the South, Maurice Thompson said that Jackson was the only man who could defeat them. So, in January, many American patriots of all different back rounds and lifestyles, came together to stop the growing world power of Britain. Then the redcoats, led by General Pakenham, charged the American bunker. The U.S. citizens (Antonomasia for Americans) blazed volley after volley. Again the panicked British charged and their ranks were broken.
In turn more people would see how evil the British were and join their cause. This plan worked in both the colonist and the British favors. More people joined the fight for independence, but the British soldiers got a minor slap on the wrist for their
In the famous engraving based on the Boston Massacre, by Paul Revere, the engraving illustrates the conflict tension between the colonists and British officials during the major taxing acts. The image setting encompasses a late afternoon, on King Street. The image displays British soldiers firing into a crowd of civilians, murdering three, and injuring two. The British have the advanatge of weaponary, and auhtority, giving the illusion the soldiers are guilty of assault, by the viewers point of view. An important detail to point out is the colors represented by the soldiers versus the colonists.
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The Boston Massacre occurred on March,5,1770 in King Street. It began with friction between two groups: the patriots and the British. A large collection of people threw sticks and snowball at a group of British soldiers. Captain Thomas Preston called in more soldiers to help control the riot. Those extra soldier were hit too.
Just one small action ignited one of the most largest turn of events in American history. In the month of October 1768, a group of red suited British officers were stationed in the town of Boston, Massachusetts due to the rioting after the vessel “Liberty” was seized from trade violations (Foner 185). The British Government had been trying to increase taxes and control over the American colony. On March 5th, 1770 the colonists couldn’t take it anymore, they wanted the troops out. A mob of angry American colonists made advances on the British troops and Capt.