American Revolution: The Boston Massacre

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During the time of the 1760s and 1770s the talk of freedom was on the tongues of many in the colonies. In the eyes of a great deal of freedom hungry people, the New World was the image of a haven where people could escape to find what they had been searching for. Many found freedom here, but it came at a costly price. One of the most well known and controversial events during the era of the American Revolution was The Boston Massacre. Many other predicaments came prior to this happening that placed the British soldiers in Boston for The Boston Massacre to take place. In the year 1760, when King George III took the throne of Great Britain, no person could have presumed the rebelliousness that would take place over the next two decades. With …show more content…
The act made it mandatory that almost all printed materials, such as newspapers, books, and land deeds have a stamp to be able to be bought and sold. Parliament 's goal in installing this act was to raise money to help better the British Empire, which included the price of assigning British troops to North America. As you can see, the colonist did not see eye to eye with Parliament in this situation. In contrast with the Sugar Act, which only affected a select group of colonists, the Stamp Act hurt essentially all of the …show more content…
Britain sent in troops to monitor the chaos in 1768 after riots had broken out in response to the seizing, by Britain, of the American ship Liberty for breaking the trade regulations. The colonist did not take very well to this. On a cold day in March in 1770, a group of Bostonian colonist began mocking British troops and proceeded to throw snowballs at them. It went downhill from there as the troops began to open fire of the group. This event left five Bostonians dead.
There is great controversy behind the Boston Massacre. The British soldiers were depicted as a group of men viciously firing at an unarmed, vulnerable crowd. Even if that image was inaccurate, there is no denying the impact that this event had on the course in which the colonies and Britain were headed. Crispus Attucks, who was one of the five that was shot, became known as the first martyr of the American

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