The Act built tension between the two. (Griswold 23) On March 5, 1770 the dreadful day came. A mob of people went in front of the Customs Office in Boston Massachusetts and started to throw stuff and give insults at the soldiers. As a result to this so-called harassment the soldiers fired on the crowd. The first to die was a black man named Crispus Attucks.
The actions depicted in the print are not factually correct. The print displays the appearance of innocent civilians being gunned down by British soldiers. The actual event was street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers (KINDIG). The “mob” was aggressively harassing the soldiers in public response to the growing discontent with the presence of British soldiers in the city. John Adams wrote that the "foundation of American independence was laid" on March 5, 1770 (GUNNING).
Angered students of Kent State University, one of the many schools who began to protest the war efforts, believed the expansion of the war to be immoral. On May 1st a demonstration was held on the school grounds to show the opposition towards the war as a student burned the Constitution and another burned his draft card. Protests ran throughout the night, as violence poured out of bars. Shops were broken into and bottles thrown at the authorities trying to gain control of the situation. On May 2nd people stood and watched as the students burned the ROTC building, a surefire exposition against the military, slashing the hose to prevent anyone from interrupting the fire, as the building burned down to wispy ashe... ... middle of paper ... ...e whole riot started on impulse or was planned from the beginning.
That night those soldiers were stationed outside the British Customs House. A mob gathered around the troops and a bell was rung to wake the town. British soldiers started shooting at the mob. There were a total of 5 dead and 8 wounded. This massacre led the British government to repeal the Townsend Acts on all products but tea.
The whole city of Holcomb is shocked by the killing of the loved family and everybody is scared. Perry and Dick stay in Mexico for a while but then they want to return to the states again, they decide to hitchhike back to the USA. Then Floyd Wells, a former cellmate of Dick. Dick told Wells that he was planning to kill the Clutters and leave no witnesses. Floyd Wells reads about the murder and tips the police of the possible murderers.
The Boston Massacre came about because the British troops came into town and tried to enforce the Townshend Act, which placed a tax on tea, paper, glass and some other products from England (History.com). The people of Boston hated this idea and rapidly started to rebel. At this point people believed that the British were the first to start the confrontation, but they were wrong. The colonists started the riot. The colonists started throwing things at the soldiers, such as snowballs, sticks and rocks (Rebecca Beatrice Brooks).
The Boston Massacre was one the most controversial massacre in American history that teased the coming of the American Revolution. People were taunting a British soldier who was standing “in front of the Boston Custom House” who got very frustrated to the point where he hit somebody. The soldier got overwhelmed by people who came after he hit one of them, called help from his fellow soldiers. When Captain Preston and his soldiers arrived at the scene, people were coming from everywhere, some were trying to fight them and some were just there to watch. Then, one of the soldier shot at the people and his fellow soldiers started shooting after, which killed five people.
It was thought that Haig's leadership was to blame for the tremendous amount of casualties and deaths of the Somme. The soldiers were thought to have followed their orders courageously, precisely and so that everything went exactly as planned, but they were let down by their leaders. However, many historians now believe that General Haig was not entirely to blame for the failure at the Somme, and that it was not a military disaster, but why? There are many arguments for General Haig being the butcher of the Somme, but also many for him being a hero. Firstly General Haig was in charge of the attack from the British on the first day of the Somme.
WHO WAS TO BLAME FOR THE BOSTON MASSACRE? HISTORY 1301 DIPU SHRESTHA According to the textbook who was to blame for the Boston Massacre, several Boston resident were shot and killed by British Soldiers on the night of March 5, 1770, in what became known as Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre discusses the most important events that turned the colonial sentiment against the" King George III and the British acts and taxes." The showdown between the British and the local people was not simply a war of words "blood was shed over the class of ideals." Davidson, James Wheeler.
Because they did not like the English army in their city, fights between the American colonists and the British troops were common. One night, on March 5, 1770, a street fight occurred between a group of American patriots and some British soldiers stationed in Boston. The Americans harassed the troops by yelling and shouting names at them and throwing snowballs and sticks. A crowd formed and in the noise and confusion, weapons were fired. In the end, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ks.