The Boston Massacre
Five years before the start of the Revolutionary War a small event called the Boston Massacre helped spark a start to the American Revolution.
On a sunny day in early March 1770, a large group of colonists gathered around a square in Boston. They were revolting against the Townshend Acts (named after Charles Townshend, the acts put tax on imported goods) and the British Parliament. Angered by the British troops, the colonists started throwing rocks and small snowballs at the troops. One of the officers ran to get reinforcements while the troops crouched in a defensive position. …
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