Causes of the American Revolution
Colonists say "I will snap and POP yo in the mouth!"
Proclamation of 1763
The Boston Massacre was a shooting that happened on March 5, 1770. A Patriot "mob" were accused throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. All of a sudden a gunshot was heard followed by other gunshots. These were from the British soldiers. The riot began when about 50 citizens attacked a British guard with raw materials. A British officer, Captain Thomas Preston, called for more British soldiers, and they too were attacked. so the soldiers fired upon the mob, killing 3 right there (a free black sailor named Crispus Attucks, ropemaker Samuel Gray, and a mariner named James Caldwell), and injuring 8 others, two of which died later (Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr).