|Good video clip presenting both sides of the Boston Massacre
Open Response: Causes of the American Revolutionary War
Describe the viewpoint of the American Patriot about this event.
Explain the British viewpoint about the event.
Explain how this event contributed to the Revolutionary War.
Small riot, patriots, called British soldiers lobsterbacks, rocks, iceballs, thrown, Boston Customs House, soldier was knocked to the ground, Crispus Attucks, black man died, five people died, Massacre, anti-British feelings. Paul Revere’s engraving, March of 1770, Fair trail for soldiers, led by John Adams,
General Gage, called for troops, Bostonians were lawless. Troops forbidden to fire on crowds, self-defense, Captain Preston-British, pleaded for crowd to retreat. Crowd was riotous, inflamed because of British troops in town.