The Effects of the Boston Massacre

by Sbrina Plagianos

DATE of the Horrific night

  • March 5, 1770 is when the Boston massacre occurred.
  • It was at night time on kings street, Boston, Massachusetts
  • The great fight was among us around 8:00 pm

Purpose of the Boston Massacre

  • It was a boycott on British taxes that went wrong. NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!
  • They tried to stop the Stamp act and the Townshed act.
  • the Stamp act taxes anything that was paper; legal documents , ship papers newspapers, and license in 1765.
  • The Townshed act in 1767 taxed glass, lead, oil, paint, paper, and tea.

Cause of the Frightening Incident

  • In 1765 the stamp act was ratified to pay for the French and Indian war.
  • Also the Townshed act was ratified in 1767 after the stamp act so that king George the Third would get more money.
  • October 1,1768 is when the soldiers first came to Boston from England .
  • The soldiers were suppose to enforce the laws of the proclamation in America but failed because the mob began/formed with about 50 citizens.
  • The fight began with the mob throwing, sticks, stone, and snowballs at a squad British officers.

Significance of the Boston Massacre

  • The incident made king George the Third give even more taxes as punishment.
  • the Boston Massacre was a landmark/ turning point of the American Revolutionary war.

Who Died that Day

  • Tree men died intently, the forth laying dead, and the fifth two days after the Boston Massacre.
  • Three of the men who died were only seventeen.
  • Their names were: Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, Patrick Carr, Samuel Maverick, and James Caldwell.

The Aftermath of the Boston Massacre

  • The people from the Boston Massacre who were still alive and the soldiers had to go to court.
  • John Adams was the towns people lawyer in the case.
  • Even the townspeople were not surprised that the British fired upon the mob

Interesting Facts About That Time Period

  • After the Boston Massacre on December 1, 1770 ;after the second trial two British officers we convicted murder.
  • For punishment they branded their thumbs with an "M" for murder.
  • At almost the same time as the Boston massacre 200 people gathered at Dock Square.
  • A citizen named Edward Garrick insulted a private soldier named Hugh White and struck Garrick in the head with his own musket.
  • Later that day a soldier names Montgomery fired into Dock square but luckily no one was injured
  • So the lieutenant colonial Maurice Carr wrote an apology to governor Thomas Hutchinson to complain about how his men were treating the citizens.
  • Soon in 1775 the revolutionary war began at Lexington and Cord.
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