American History: The Boston Massacre

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In American History to 1877 we learn about many things that happened in America’s history by doing lectures. During this time, I learned about the Boston Massacre and the reaction to it. Learning about this event allowed me to better understand the beginning of the fight for independence in America. The Boston Massacre was a conflict that took place on March 5, 1770 that had some deadly results. It began when some British soldiers were standing guard outside of the customs house. A crowd of Bostonians gathered in a rage and began to pester the soldiers. The crowd threw rocks, sticks, and even snowballs at the soldiers. The Bostonians began shouting degrading names like “Lobster-backs” at the soldiers. In class we talked about how the name

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