Facts • The cause of The Boston Massacre was disagreement over the Stamp Act and other British taxes. • The Boston Massacre took place on March 5, 1770 in Boston Massachusetts on King Street
Facts • Colonist were protesting against British taxes in front of the Custom’s house. • A lone guard was surrounded by colonist. Eight British soldiers, led by Captain Thomas Preston, arrived at the scene and fired their guns into the crowd, killing 5 people and wounding 6 others. • In trial Paul Revere successfully defended the British soldiers accused of murder, and argued they fired into the crowd for self defense.
Credits • www.bostonmassacre.com • www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Boston_Massacre.aspx • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_Massacre_high-res.jpg • http://kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevolution/BostonMassacre.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Massacre • http://americanhistory.about.com/od/revolutionarywar/a/boston_massacre.htm?p=1