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*colonists gathering on King's Street angrily after the British had instituted a number of new taxes on the American colonies including taxes on tea, glass, paper, paint, and lead*
*poorly armed colonists threatening a squad of British Soldierss with snowballs, stones, and sticks*
*one soldier accidentally fires and a fight breaks out, leaving 5 dead*
*soldiers are put on trial, and there are different accounts of what took place on March 5, 1770. jury finds the soldiers innocent deciding that they fired in self defense*
*lawyer John Adams defended the British Soldiers in court, believing that everyone deserves a fair trail*
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