The boston massacre was gathering of colonists that planned to riot next to the customs house. British soldiers and the general were there to guard the custom as they thought the colonists were going to raid the custom house for their money back. But the soldiers also had a fear of the colonists taking a british soldier of his post and killing him. While the british were protecting the custom house the mob started throwing objects and saying offensive words. The captain continued protecting and didn’t say a word but when the mob started saying fire themselves they believed it was the captain and the soldiers fired. The soldiers were tried in court and 2 were burned on the thumb and dismissed from the british army for manslaughter the rest were let go.
The tea act was a law that said tea was to be sold at a lower price. This was a law passed by King George III. Merchants were very angered by this law as it sold tea at a lower price which means people wouldn’t want to buy the tea anymore. Without making anymore the merchants wouldn’t be able to pay for their family. This ultimately led to the boston tea party.
Second Continental congress
The boston tea party was an event that the colonists thought would remove the tea act. The colonists dressed as native americans and snuck on to the ship holding tea. As they found the tea they started dumping into the boston harbor. The crime was done by the sons of liberty. Instead of removing the tea act the british were angered and instead set the intolerable acts.
Battle of Lexington and Concard
After the boston tea party the british set the intolerable acts. These acts were absolutely the worst some people couldn’t even live if these acts were still in place. There were four intolerable acts. The first intolerable act said Boston Harbor was closed until it was able to pay for all the tea that was poured out. Number two said the royal governor was to decide when Massachusetts legislature could meet. Number three said any crimes committed by a royal official would be tried in England not the colonies. Lastly number four said that colonists had to provide a living space, food, and candles to the british soldiers.
The second continental congress was a meeting of the 13 colonies. Some of the people involved were John Adams and George Washington. In this meeting of the 13 colonies they decided whether they should become a independent country or not. Some of the colonies only voted yes to become independent if the majority voted yes. In the end everyone voted yes and this led to the declaration of independence.
The battle of Lexington and Concord was the start of the revolutionary war. This battle was started because of the way the british treated the colonists. They fought until they were forced back. During this time the declaration of independence was being discussed and written. It was very important who won at the end of this battle