The Boston Massacre Although Bostonians tried to depict themselves as innocent victims of British tyranny, tensions between the people of Boston and the soldiers themselves led to the almost unavoidable event known as the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770. It was the culmination of tensions in the American colonies that had been growing since Royal troops first appeared in Massachusetts in October 1768 to enforce the heavy tax burden imposed by the Townshend Acts. The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
Louis Riel and his Métis followers felt threatened by Thomas Scott, an Irish Protestant who was against Métis and Roman Catholics being involved with the Government. He began to spread his views in the Red River. Angered and scared, with Riel’s approval, the Provisional Government arrested Thomas Scott and executed him by firing squad. Both men were hated by many people and were in danger of getting killed. Martin Luther King gave many speeches about racism and how people should not be judged by the colour of their skin, but on the basis of their character.
His actions discouraged loyalty to the colonial government and England. Pretty soon, Bacon’s Rebellion group convinced him to lead them in fighting against the Indian tribes. He and his men attacked Indians that were causing trouble as well as innocent Indian tribes that only wanted peace. Even though he was denied commission to attack the hostile Native Americans, he did it anyway along with attacking friendly Natives, too. This was, in my opinion, the event that officially qualifies him as a traitor; the fact that he disobeyed the government whenever he pleased.
The 2 soldiers named Kilroy and Montgomery were found guilty of killing the civilians. The sentence they should have gotten was the death penalty but they were released. As a condition of their release they both had the letter M for MANSLAUGHTER burnt onto their thumb so everyone will know what they did. The people of Boston are sending news of what happened to other colonies to get them to fight against new TEA ACT and to stop having the British government having control over them. There is talk about them doing something called the BOSTON TEA PARTY where they are going to throw the tea overboard into the ocean.
The Truth behind the Boston Massacre Ana Montilla Period 3 APUSH – Ourednik/Cross Quarter 1 project John Hancock stated “Let this sad tale of death never be told without a tear; let not the heaving bosom cease to burn with a manly indignation at the barbarous story”. It was a cold March 5th in the year1770 when the disturbing event of the Boston Massacre occurred, terrible things were shouted, accusations were made, and innocent citizens were murdered. Several events led up to this dreadful and chaotic day, it was not just a random act. It was more of a time bomb just ticking and ticking until the day came that it was meant to go off. From the start of the brawl to the trials and finally the verdicts you the reader will understand that the Boston massacre was not an accident but rather an intentional act that was meant to hurt the people of Boston.
This helped to consolidate their power because it showed that they were serious and that they were willing to kill to keep the new revolution, so the terror was a big success for the revolutionaries. In 1793 Jean-Paul Marat, who wrote a paper called the friend of the people, was very influential with the people and was inciting violence. Marat was calling for the heads of those who didn’t support the revolution, he was calling for anyone with information about traitors to the revolution to come forward and tell him so he could print the names, one such person was charlotte Corday who
Before they were following the orders of British officers, therefore when they revolted they had no common leaders to organize them. This meant they were not united and could not act efficiently, therefore it was easy for the British to defeat them and end the rebellion. This reinforces the view it was not a significant threat as they did not have the same organization as the British making it impossible for them defeat the British. The significance of the mutiny could also be seen in
He thought that the veteran mercenaries were a potential threat, so he had them go to the city of Messana to attack the Campanians. While they advanced he had the rest of the army withdraw while they were slaughtered. He led the army to defeat the enemy in the plain of Mylae, capturing their leaders and ending the aggressive behavior of the Mamertines. Hiero went back to Syracruse and was seen by the allies as king. Mamertimes were defeated on their territory, so they appealed to Rome and to the Carthaginians.
They’re fear mongers. They wanted to sell weapons by exploiting people’s fears. So the second we want to put common sense regulations on these assault weapons, the NRA will say ‘They are trying to steal every single one of your guns.’ And people believe them. Fortunately, the majority of the American people see past this.” Kasky also slammed Donald Trump for seeming bowing to the NRA in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting. He stated that the president endorsed gun control measures immediately after the shooting, but backed away following a subsequent meeting with NRA
The colonist acted numerous times to protest against the taxes. Also, there were a group of people known as the Son’s of Liberty whose purpose was to protest whenever needed no matter what it was. The Son’s of Liberty was responsible for “The Boston Tea Party”. This led to violence in the 1760s known as the “Boston Massacre” where the British Soldiers killed five colonists and shot at an angry mob. Additionally, there were battles that included American soldiers and British soldiers at Lexington Concord before the war started.