The Boston Massacre

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After the Townsend Act was passed, Parliament imposed addional taxes on paper, glass, and tea. British troops started arriving in Boston, and as the citizens saw the Redcoats the colonist viewed them as if they were invaders . They were taunting them by calling them names,spitting on them, and fighing them. After eight months passed, tension grew between the two sides. Captain Thomas Preston and the British Solders were met by a large crowd of taunting civilans that were chanting "fire and be damned", as he ordered his troops to not shoot.However, the soilders did not hear him and they shot anyway and killed three men instantly and another two died later.

http://www.schooltube.com/video/d59b79cf2097f4bcd78b/The-Boston-Massacre

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Crispus Attucks: Crispus Attucks ,a slave that was transported from African to work on a plantation was the first African to be killed in any type of volent conflict in the "New World" !!!

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http://www.bostonmassacre.net/timeline.htm TIME LINE

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