The Boston Massacre

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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