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    The Boston Massacre The Boston massacre was a significant event that didn’t happen until March 5, 1770. The colonists used it as propaganda. The Boston massacre only lasted about twenty minutes. Shortly after the Boston massacre the Boston tea party took place. There were five people that were killed in the Boston Massacre. One victim was, Crispus Attucks. He was a dock worker who was killed instantly when the british fired their guns. Another victim was, Samuel Gray. Samuel Gray, a worker at the rope walk were the fighting started, was also killed instantly. The third victim was, James Calwell. James Caldwell, a mate on an american ship, also died instantly. The fourth victim was, Samuel Maverick. Samuel Adams, an apprentice to an ivory cutter, was 17 but, didn’t die until the morning of March 6, 1770.The fifth and last victim was Patrick Carr. Patrick Carr, a leather breeches maker, was mortally wounded but did not die until March 14, 1770. There were different perspectives on the boston massacre. The british, only fired because the colonists were…

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    customs house in Boston where the kings money was kept. The mob surrounded the guard posted there and threatened his life so the red coats were called in, to disperse the mob and the defend the customs house. The colonists started to attack the redcoats tasked with defending the customs house, Which lead to an unordered shot fired by one of the soldiers, not directly at the colonists. According to the Captain Thomas Preston the first shot was on ascended because the gun hit the ground after the…

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    Introduction The Boston Massacre also known as the “massacre perpetrated in King Street” is quite possibly the most misnamed event in American history. What was in 1770 considered a massacre, would today by historians be seen as merely an angry mob gone awry. A massacre, as defined by Webster's Dictionary is an act or instance of killing a number of usually helpless or unresisting human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty. But were those citizens involved in the massacre really…

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    The Boston Massacre shouldn’t have been called a massacre since only a total of five people killed in the event. The word “massacre” indicates the brutal slaughtering of a large numbers of people. The Boston Massacre was more like a riot than a massacre, but it was called a massacre by the use of propaganda. The Boston Massacre Historical Society clarifies that “Paul Revere wasted no time in capitalizing on the Massacre to highlight British tyranny and stir up anti-British sentiment among his…

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    The Boston massacre The Boston massacre was a famous shooting that started because of a small argument, also it started a famous pre-revolutionary war. “On the evening of Monday, March 5th, some soldiers were seen parading through the streets and waving swords and rifles. They were hurting some of the people in Boston.” How did the Boston massacre impact the colonists and the United States? This paper will cover how the Boston Massacre started,…

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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…

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    Events that led to the Boston Massacre From 1763 – 1775 the Stamp and the Townshend Acts were introduced that affected the economy and the way business is conducted today. These ruling created tensions between colonists and Britain’s government. In 1765 many American citizens protested against British enforcement of the Townshend Acts which proposed taxed on luxury items. Americans complaints would be unheard or addressed until the hearing of the Boston Massacre. In 1765 the Stamp Act was…

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    The Boston Massacre : A Fuse Lit It all started on a day in spring. Tension was already creeping in the air, and someone was planning to use it to their advantage. A group of colonists launched an attack on a British sentinel, throwing nearly anything they could get into their hands at him. A group of nearby British soldiers fired into the mob killing 5 and injuring several others. Things of course, went downhill or uphill (depending on how you think of it) from there on. News, as it…

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    of events in the colonies. One of the most damaging events was the ‘Boston Massacre’, caused by the continued tension between the government and colonists in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, leading to five unarmed colonists death. The effects of the ‘Boston Massacre’ on the colonies were devastating, and hearing…

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    A massacre is known to be a brutal and indiscriminate slaughter of unimpeachable people therefore the use of the word massacre for this event is ambiguous, in truth, the Boston massacre should have been classified as a little dispute, brawl, or riot between mother country and colonies owing to the facts that; all the propaganda that was printed emphasized and exaggerated the actual actions taken by both the colonists and the British, the colonists made the first move, and the British only used…

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