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  1. The Boston Massacre

  2. In the Beginning • Taxation caused tension between the British and the colonists. • The colonists harassed the soldiers verbally and physically.

  3. While the townspeople were insulting the soldiers, someone yelled ‘Fire’ and the soldiers started shooting.

  4. The Facts • The Boston Massacre happened on March 5, 1770. • Five were killed and eleven were injured. • The first to die was an African-American Chrispus Attucks.

  5. Defending the Enemy • John Adams defended the British soldiers. • Later he became the vice president and president of the United States.

  6. Conclusion • The Boston Massacre was an incident that sparked a rebellion by the colonists against the British. • A heavy tax initiated the tension between the British and the colonist.

  7. Resources http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooocha/2591620796/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/timony/108553670/in/photostream/ http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/Boston_Massacre_victims_grave.jpg http://commons.wikipedia.org/aski/file:bostonmassacre- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/1788_JohnAdams_byMatherBrown.jpg