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  1. The Boston Massacre

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. The Boston Massacre

  5. Current Picture of the Custom’s house

  6. 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