BostonMassacreEssay - Saalfeld 1 Hayden Saalfeld Ms Schmidt 20 September 2016 History The Boston Massacre In 1770 tensions were running high between the

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Saalfeld 1 Hayden Saalfeld Ms. Schmidt 20 September 2016 History The Boston Massacre In 1770, tensions were running high between the British and the colonists. The recent decision by many of the colonies to stop importing British goods was one of the many reasons why the relations between the two sides were turning hostile. On March 5, 1770, a group of colonists was shot at after taunting British soldiers and daring them to shoot. The Boston Massacre was not really a massacre as only five people were killed, but both sides were at fault for what happened. Massacres have happened countless times throughout history. This “massacre” happened on such a small scale that it does not even compare to almost any massacre in history. However, it was still an atrocity. The colonists cannot claim innocence, even though they were the ones who were shot. They were insulting the British, egging them on, and even “daring ‘em to fire” (Doc 5). One of the colonists “[took] a chunk of wood from under his Coat and [threw] it at a
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  • Fall '17
  • Laryssa Schmidt
  • History, Boston Massacre, National Film Registry, Hayden Saalfeld

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