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.