Apart from the colonist being harassed with taxes, their trade with all parts of the world except Britain was another reason why the colonists wrote the Declaration of Independence. The illegal imposition of rules over their trade and production, commonly known as the Navigation Acts, which have been pressed on them for over a century and made worse by the Sugar Act and Townshend Acts was controlled once the Declaration of Independence was written and signed. Furthermore, the colonists were being deprived in many cases. The Boston Massacre was when a mob of 50 colonists gathered to protest against the officials. As fists and clubs began flying a soldier dropped dead, this forced the soldiers to fire, killing five civilians and wounding six.
A soldier got mad and hit a boy called Edward Garrick with the butt of his gun. All of the soldiers must of heard the noise because they all came and then started shooting at the crowd that had gathered. When the shooting finished there were 5 civilians killed. Can you believe that? 8 soldiers were arrested and are on trial.
Amy Eason HIS 131-D8 February 14, 2013 Boston Massacre Analysis On March 5, 1770 an event occurred that would be in history books for centuries to come. With the political and social peace of colonial Boston under tremendous strain the people began to rise up against Parliament with anger, exasperation and embarrassment as their principal emotions. What is today known as the Boston Massacre is the result of the rising tension among the people of Boston due to the enforcement of the Townshend Acts in 1767 (Boston). Through the analysis of two very different accounts of the Boston Massacre: one being “An Anonymous Account of the Boston Massacre” from a 1849 reprint of A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston and the other being “Captain Preston’s Account of the Boston Massacre (1770) it is apparent that each is biased on the opinion of the writer, but both indicate the harsh political and social environment of colonial Boston. Looking first at the anonymous account, it is very descriptive of the events both leading up to the massacre and the massacre itself.
This was the main factor in the breakdown of society. Once hysteria takes over it can become disastrous. In the Crucible there are many contributors to the fall of Salem. Theocracy and the belief that everything was either right or wrong and nothing in between, vengeance which led to the death of many innocent people, and paranoia and fear which compelled the witch hunts. * The society of Salem was based on a government called a Theocracy.
Similarly, a statue of the king was burned before a large crowd in Baltimore, amidst cheers and acclamation (Jasanoff, 44). James Hubard, a patriot who initially supported the revolution, was appalled by the direction the revolution was taking. He began to have doubts about the direction the protests were taking and refused to take the oath of allegiance to Virginia. As a consequence, he was imprisoned briefly, his successful law practice was destroyed, and his family reduced substantially in circumstance, forcing them to flee to New York (Kelly). He longed for peace and a just system of law above all else.
In this speech he talks about the violence in Longton he says, "I warned all who had been part of it that they were not the friends, but the enemies of freedom. I told them that this strike for the Charter would bring ruin, if those who claimed to be its supports broke on law". From this source we can see that he believes the violence undermined the Chartist cause. He states that if the people involved in the violence admitted to being Chartists then they would essentially just been seen as a bunch of hooligans which is evidently not the image the Chartists were going for when they needed to be taken seriously amongst a cabinet completely full of middle to upper class Ministers. Thomas Cooper clearly believed that any violence would undermine the cause.
Families are full of love and hope but to annihilate that all is a complete act of putrid evil and hate. War gives illusional rights to these inhumane beings that these acts are a part of life which they aren’t. Natural death should be the cause of all these lives, not innocent murder. War is the reason these families blood has been spilt. After all these past events, the 1800’s wars, The Boer War, WWI, WWII and The Cold War, you’d think we’d all have learnt our lesson that war was destroying people, along with the world.
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Sir Edmond Andros was an English military man who openly affiliated himself with the Church of England. The people of New England despised him because along with being a part of the Church of England, he had his men teach the people ti drink, blaspheme, curse, and damn. He changed everything cherished by New England by intentionally interrupting cherished town meetings, restricting the court, the press, schools, and revoking all land titles. 28. The Glorious Revolution was the dethroning of the unpopular Catholic James II and enthroning Protestant rulers William III and Mary.
Walter Staples HIST-1301-171 February 14, 2012 Paul Revere A simple definition of the word propaganda is to manipulate the public opinion in a biased or misleading way, usually to promote a political cause or point of view. According to Paul Revere’s painting of the Boston Massacre, the actual event in 1770 was a slaughter, with Americans having no ability to defend themselves. The British appear to have simply fired on the crowd without provocation and in an orderly fashion. They are portrayed to be tyrannical monsters that would kill without reason. In reports from the trial of the eight soldiers however, we learn that the massacre was chaos.