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The History of Boston Massacre

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Michael Wind

on 11 December 2013

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Rebellion Against the British!
The British was enforcing such heavy tax burden from the Townshend Acts.
The Townshend Acts stated that all glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea that was imported into the colonies from Britain, is taxed.
The British also sent British troops, Red Coats, to maintain control.
However, the British were unwelcome guest that sleep in people's houses and feast on their meals.
Since the Townshend Acts taxed what was imported into the colonies from Britain, it enraged the civilians.

Which is why on March 5, 1770, in the American colonies, a group of about 50 citizens caused a riot against 10 British troops.

The citizens threw snowballs, stones, and sticks which enraged one of the British soldiers to shoot at almost unarmed colonists.


The Captain, Thomas Preston, and his nine Red Coats opened fired on about 50 citizens that caused a riot.
The moment they began shooting against the unarmed citizens, Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, and James Caldwell died during the shooting.
Crispus was the first man to die, not only that but he was also an African American.
8 were wounded, 2 of whom were injured died later on.
The two that died were Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr.
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Paul Revere's engraving was mostly know, even though it was not as accurate as the original.
Revere copied Henry Pelham's drawings of the Boston Massacre, that Henry made three weeks after the occurrence.

Not only that, but there was also a third engraving, from Jonathan Mulliken.

The reason why there were multiple engravings is for the news to spread to many places in many ways.
The Outcome!
The impact of the incident was the cause of the American Revolution. Even though the government authorities tried to calm the anti-British sentiments, the result was an increase of support for the independence.

Since the incident had happened, it continued the Revolution and gave Patriots many chances to use what they have learned from the Boston Massacre.

Who was the

Red Coats' Captain?

2. What
started it all?

did the

Boston Massacre happen?
The Answers

1. Captain Thomas Preston

2. Townshend Acts

3. March 5, 1770
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Hine, Darlene, and William Hine. African/American History. 2. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2002. Print.
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Crispus Attucks
Crispus Attucks, an African American that was also the first to die in the Boston Massacre.
Crispus Attucks, a son of an African father and Nantucket Indian mother, was a slave in Framingham where he learned his skills in buying and selling cattle.

When he was sailing on a vessel many times for over twenty years; he became a sailor.
Other times, he worked as a rope maker in Boston.

On March 2, 1770, a fight happened between the Boston rope makers and three British soldiers.
On March 5, 1770, while causing a riot against the 3 soldiers, 7 more came to the soldier's rescue.
On that day, he was the killed and became the martyr for liberty.
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