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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Boston Massacre • Large crowd, anger on both sides • Someone yelled “Fire!” • British shot guns into the crowd • 5 citizens killed