How and Why Did it Happen? • The Boston Massacre happened because the British brought over troops and the British also raised taxes. • The colonists started to throw snowballs, rocks, and sticks at the soldiers until the soldiers fired and killed three instantly and two died later.
When and Where did it Happen • The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770 • The Boston Massacre happened on King Street in front of a customhouse where the taxes were collected
People Who Where in the Massacre Colonists that died British soldiers that fired • Crispus Attucks (died right away) • Mr. Samuel Gray (died right away) • Mr. James Caldwell (died right away) • Mr. Samuel Maverick (died the next morning) • Patrick Carr (died two weeks later) • Christopher Monk (died ten years later) • Thomas Preston • Private Hugh White • Captain John Goldfinch • Corporal William Wemms • Lieutenant James Basset • Private Hugh Montgomery
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