Boston Massacre

By Noah Heifner

Why this is important?

The Committees of Correspondence portrayed the event as innocent people being murdered by British soldiers and said that the British soldiers used excessive force against unarmed civilians. So then that made the colonies angry with the British; so from that point on, confrontations between the colonists and the British became more hostile until war was finally declared on June 18, 1812.

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

The Boston Massacre #bostonmassacre was considered the first battle of the Revolutionary war #americanrevolution and it occurred on March 5, 1770. The Boston Massacre was in front of the Old State House; the central area of the second floor was the meeting place of the Massachusetts Assembly, and the building's west end was home to the Courts of Suffolk County and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The civilians were protesting because the British were enforcing unpopular taxation. So then they started to throw snowballs at a group of soldiers so then the soldiers shot at them#historic. Which in the end five colonist were killed and six were wounded. The soldiers that were involved in the shooting were arrested and they pleaded not guilty. Two out of the eight soldiers were found guilty and those two soldiers that were found guilty for manslaughter had their thumbs branded with an M for murder as their punishment.

Quotation and explanation

John Adams was the defendant for the eight soldiers. He said “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." Which means that no matter what your beliefs are the facts are the facts and can't be changed.