Boston Massacre

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Boston Massacre

Started March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a group of British soldiers with guns in Boston.

The Boston Massacre led to a campaign by speech-writers to harass the anger of the citizens.

The presence of the British was very unwelcoming. This riot began when about 50 citizens attacked a British sentinel. A British officer, Captain Thomas Preston, called in additional soldiers, who were attacked right away. This led to the first shots fired into the mob.

A town meeting was called for the removal of the British and the trial of Captain Preston and his men for murder of the people of Boston. At the trial, John Adams and Josiah Quincy II defended the British, which led to their release.

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The Boston Massacre was an event leading to the Revolutionary War. It led directly to the Royal Governor evacuating the army from the town of Boston. It would soon bring the revolution to armed mutiny throughout the colonies.

5 dead, 6 wounded


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