The Boston Massacre

Revolutionary War

By: Maddy Ollendieck

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Who?

The Boston Massacre was between the colonists, and the Redcoats. It was between the colonists and the Redcoats, because the colonists were throwing snow at the Redcoats.

Why?

The Boston Massacre was started because the colonists were throwing snow at the Redcoats. The colonists were throwing snow because the colonists were mad at the redcoats. The redcoats were there to stop demonstrations against the Townshend Acts and keep order, but instead they provoked outrage.

When?

The Boston Massacre happened on March 5, 1770. It happened on a cold winter night, where there was snow all around.

Where?

The Boston Massacre happened in Boston, Massachusetts. The exact location is at The Old State House.
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What?

The Boston Massacre was a battle between the redcoats, and the colonists. The Redcoats got mad because some of the colonists were throwing snow at them. This turned out to become a deadly battle, that killed 5 colonists.

Other Interesting Facts

1. Crispus Attucks was a famous guy in the Boston Massacre, and he was the only victim of the Boston Massacre that will be remembered. Crispus Attucks was a former slave.


2. The redcoats were put on trial, but only 2 of the redcoats were found guilty of killing the colonists. They were not punished harshly.


3. The Boston Massacre caused many colonists to speak out against the rulers.


4. A week after the Boston Massacre, the Boston Gazette Published an obituary for the 5 people who died in the attack.


5. Paul Revere's engraving took many liberties with the details of the Boston Massacre.

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History Brief: The Boston Massacre
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