The Boston Massacre
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On March 5 1770, the colonists began to become outraged over after the townshed act was passed that taxed common necessities. So a group of colonists gathered to protest.
After colonists started to throw projectiles at the soldiers such as snowballs, the british soldiers aimed into the crowd.
Before the colonists could run 3 had already be shot dead and 8 have been injured two of which died later on. The total casualties was five in the end.
The five casualties of the Boston Massacre included Samuel Grey, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell, Crispus Attucks, and finally Patrick Carr.
However the Sons of Liberty benefited from this event because it was a good way to encourage people through news papers to rebel against the British, and this event is one of the first causes for the Revolutionary War.
Captain Preston and his soldiers were convicted of murder, however the captain was proclaimed not guilty and as for the soldiers they were proclaimed guilty of manslaughter.
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