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Boston Massacre. Taxes Britain sent troops to colonies Troops were there to be sure colonists paid the taxes Colonists Angry Crowd gathered around one British soldier and jeered at him They threw snowballs with rocks in them More British soldiers arrived Crowd grew larger.

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Boston massacre
Boston Massacre

  • Taxes

    • Britain sent troops to colonies

      • Troops were there to be sure colonists paid the taxes

    • Colonists Angry

      • Crowd gathered around one British soldier and jeered at him

      • They threw snowballs with rocks in them

    • More British soldiers arrived

      • Crowd grew larger


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Boston Massacre

  • Colonists angry over taxes

    • Crowd gathered around one British soldier, jeered at him

    • Threw snowballs with rocks in them

  • More British soldiers arrived

    • Crowd grew larger


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Boston Massacre

  • Large crowd, anger on both sides

    • Someone yelled “Fire!”

  • British shot guns into the crowd

    • 5 citizens killed


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