The Boston Massacre
March 5, 1770
Factors leading up to Boston
Massacre
Increase in number of troops sent to colonies
because of Townshend Act
Increase in anger/frustration from colonists toward
British Government
Increase in tensions between colonists and British
soldiers in America
British Custom House
Results
Five colonists killed, six others
wounded
Outrage sparked among colonists
Trial held for British soldiers involved
The Boston Gazette
http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/winter96/massacre/
Crispus Attucks
African-American
man
Escaped slave and
former sailor
Referred to as the
first hero of the
American Revolution
Other leading figures
Captain Thomas Preston
John Adams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K2UgQFRr38
What do you think?
Who was at fault, the
colonists, or the British
soldiers?
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