However, it became a symbol of American Patriotism and propaganda and led to further events that initiated the American Revolution. What British actions enraged Bostonians to form a mob outside the Boston Customs House on the night of March 5, 1770? (Gilje) Before Britain killed five Bostonians, it tormented its colonists with exorbitant laws and acts that called for heavy taxation of everyday items. Britain’s involvement in various w... ... middle of paper ... ...n tea was enough for another outcry from the colonists. Nonetheless, “The Boston Massacre” fulfilled a major role in the steps towards independence since it was the result of tyrannical tensions between Britain and the colonists that led to additional uprisings and ultimately the American Revolution.
The American Revolution was the time the thirteen colonies fought for their independence from Britain. The revolution occurred from the aftermath of numerous events, including the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre was thought out as a propaganda event for colonialist, to aid for more support in the cause for the American Revolution. The tenacity for Britain to keep ahold their colonists loosened and like a rubber band, tensions within the two groups snapped. British soldiers were sent to Boston and fired upon the Boston mob, leaving five men dead after the end of the chaos.
On March 5, 1770, five colonists lost their lives in what American history would deem their fight for liberty; however, several British soldiers were placed on trial for murder when they were only fighting for their lives against an anger mob. John Adams, who would become our second president, defended these soldiers in an attempted to prove their innocents. The trial was held on American soil and the outcome did not fare well for the British soldiers. Adams was able to keep them from receiving the death penalty, however both soldiers were “branded” for life as murders. Boston was a cauldro... ... middle of paper ... ... Works Cited Bowden, Catherine Drinker, John Adams and the American Revolution.
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.
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The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines massacre as “the act or an instance of killing a number of usually helpless or unresisting human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty” or “a cruel or wanton murder” (m-w.com). Essentially a massacre results in either the death of many people or death by cruel means. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770, in Boston, Massachusetts and involved American colonists and British troops. The colonists, upset by recent laws enacted by the British, taunted a smaller group of British soldiers by throwing snowballs at them (Boston Massacre Historical Society). In response, the soldiers fired upon the unarmed colonists leaving five people dead and six wounded (Phelan, 131).
The Stamp Act of 1765 and the Townshend Acts of 1767 led to boycotts and unrest, steered by a group known as the Sons of Liberty. As a result, the British government sent troops to Boston to keep order. Instead of staying in a fort on an island in the Boston harbor, the British troops stayed on the commons and were living in buildings in the middle of town. The British troops’ presence in Boston was not welcome and Bostonians viewed them as a threat. Because they did not like the English army in their city, fights between the American colonists and the British troops were common.
As a result, British soldiers were sent to Boston to restore order and to ensure that Parliament’s laws were carried out. When they arrived, Bostonians saw them as a threat. They began to shout insults and throw snowballs at the troops. Then a soldier fired into the crowd killing three men and two others. The soldiers were charged for murder but were found innocent.