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Boston Massacre Trials

Summary: Explores the history of the Boston Massacre Trial. Describes the three parts of the evidence that led to the verdict.
Before the Boston Massacre, there was already a lot of rebelling and disagreements between the colonists and the government. People became angry and intended to destroy the tax revenues the government was charging them. On March 5, 1770 the tensions developed into bloodshed. Government Francis Bernard asked for British troops to maintain civil order within the colonies. The soldiers arrived at a crowd who attacked them with snowballs and insults. The eight soldiers finally formed a line and loaded their guns, warning the crowd to disperse. After, someone yelled "Fire!" and five men were assassinated on the spot. Two were wounded and later died. Captain Thomas Preston and six of his men were set free. Two others were found guilty of manslaughter, punished, and taken out of the army. Because the Americans attacked and the British fired, the different opinions vary because the evidence is not clear. For this reason...

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