As fists and clubs began flying a soldier dropped dead, this forced the soldiers to fire, killing five civilians and wounding six. Colonists were also being deprived from local political rights and independence. Apart from being deprived they were transported by sea to be tried for pretended offenses. In 1774 Parliamentary resolution declared that colonists accused of treason could be tried in Britain. This not only limited their options, but, denied from the colonists being tried in their country.
What does that say about the revolution ? Does it change the way you think about the revolution? On the guilt or innocence of Captain Thomas Preston concerning the Boston Massacre..After years of Political Tension in colonial Boston,the Boston Massacre was a result of boiling tempers and social unrest. The the British troops who fired on Americans were basically being harassed and menaced by an angry mob. They fired only after they were pelted with snowballs,ice chunks,and rocks.
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.
The local forces attacked the Presidential Palace, the National Radio Station, the U.S. embassy and other principal targets. When the Communist’s high command realized that the military objectives were not being met, they halted further attacks. Sporadic fighting continued in Saigon until March 8. Some sections of the city were left badly damaged by the combat and U.S. retaliatory air and artillery strikes. The Chinese district of Cholon suffered with hundreds of civilians killed in the American counter attacks.” (First Battle) “On March 16, 1968, U.S. Army forces conducted a mass murder of hundreds of unarmed citizens in South Vietnam.
Adams wrote a letter calling for a mass meeting to be held and thousands of people arrived at the Old South Meeting House. On December 16th 30-130 men left the meeting and ran to the harbor and destroyed 342 chests of tea into the war which is now known as the Tea Party. The Bengal Famine of 1770 was a catastrophic famine that affected the lower plain of India, Bangladesh and parts of Assam, Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand. The famine occurred due to the British East India Company’s policies in Bengal. They raised taxes from 10-50% and starved the populace to get the maximum profits.
In July of 1863 New York City witnessed the most violent insurrection in American History due to draft riots. The riots lasted five days at the height of the Civil War. Rioters burned down draft offices, destroyed railroad tracks, and telegraph lines. The angry citizens hunted down policemen and soldiers. Then the rioters turned their murderous wrath against the black community (Bernstein 3).
One such conflict was the draft the caused mayhem in New York City. Riots broke out in the city and people were out of control for about a week. The riots mostly started because of the unfair treatment the lower class dealt with which ultimately led to the breakout of riots in New York City in 1863. Abraham Lincoln called for a draft because troops were needed to fight in the Civil War and many people disliked
It all started out when a soldier was attacked by a group of angry rebels, who challenge the soldiers to fire into the crowd. They are all surprised when a couple of the British soldiers do fire and kill five citizens. This causes more riots, and the event is soon in the newspaper headlining “The Boston Massacre.” Being the great leader that he
Many people started boycotting this tax, and they had the Sons of Liberty to support them. The Sons of Liberty were a group that encouraged boycotts, held public meetings, and intimidated royal officials. In 1770, British troops opened fire on a boycotting crowd killing five civilians. This was known as the Boston Massacre and was
The last handful of years leading up to the American Revolution was a tumultuous period marked by vocal and physical protest. The colonists were no longer willing to accept the imperial rule being imposed on to them by Parliament and the King. Their protests varied in intensity and manner, which caused varying reactions between the colonists and the British Thomas Hutchinson was a wealthy, leading conservative in Massachusetts, who at the height of the uproar over the stamp act became a target of mass protest. Hutchinson’s home was destroyed during the night by a mob of Massachusetts’ protestors. The act of violence that brought about this destruction results the mob mentality that goes along with the nature of mass protests.