What is a massacre?
A "massacre" is an event where many people are killed indiscriminately. A massacre is a slaughter of many people in the same type of religious group or race.
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Answer It was the murders of John Joyce, his wife, his daughter, his mother, his son and another young boy, who were left for dead. The murders, although quite shocking, were not as shocking as the trial itself where innocent men were convicted and hanged. The crown prosecution at the time also hel…ped to supress evidence that could have led to the men on trial being found innocent. Some years later there was a confession to the murders but it came too late for the men who, because of a family dispute, had already been hanged. The court system at the time had to be seen to be getting justice because of the nature of the crime. If you wish to learn more about the Maamtrasna Murders then reading Maamtrasna The Murders and The Mystery by Jarlath Waldron or visiting these websites my offer more insite into the case http://www.tourmakeady.com/maamtrasna.htm http://www.qub.ac.uk/en/imperial/ireland/Ireland-at-the-Bar.htm http://www.hoganstand.com/general/identity/stories/kingedward.htm Hope this helps to answer your question (MORE)
On March 16, 1968, My Lai Massacre, Charlie Company, 11th Brigade,is on a "search and destroy" mission in the hamlet of My Lai.Something goes horribly wrong, resulting in violent death forhundreds of unarmed civilians, including women, children, and theelderly. After one and a half years, the office…r at My Lai, Lt.William Calley, is brought up on murder charges. News of atrocitiesat My Lai doesn't reach public media until November 1969. In March1971, Calley is convicted and sentenced to life; he is paroled inSeptember 1975 after serving three and a half years. (MORE)
The Boston Massacre, also known as the Incident on King Street, wasa street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot"mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of Britishsoldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaignby speech-writers to rouse the ire… of the citizenry. The presence of British troops in the city of Boston wasincreasingly unwelcome. The riot began when about 50 citizensattacked a British sentinel. A British officer, Captain ThomasPreston, called in additional soldiers, and these too wereattacked, so the soldiers fired into the mob, killing 3 on the spot(a black sailor named Crispus Attucks, ropemaker Samuel Gray, and amariner named James Caldwell), and wounding 8 others, two of whomdied later (Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr). A town meeting was called demanding the removal of the British andthe trial of Captain Preston and his men for murder. At the trial,John Adams and Josiah Quincy II defended the British, leading totheir acquittal and release. Samuel Quincy and Robert Treat Painewere the attorneys for the prosecution. Later, two of the Britishsoldiers were found guilty of manslaughter. (MORE)
it actually wasent a massecare there was only 5 people killed. some of the colonist got mad with all the taxing so they started to throw snowballs with hard stuff inside. then the british soldirs got mad and shot them only 5 were killed.
It's formally known as the My Lai Massacre. Being one the most known events of the Vietnam War it was were a US troop didn't just kill the Vietcong soldiers but also the civilians the man in charge, Lieutenant William Calley, was sentenced later not not for the dead but for their killers.
More commonly called the Armenian Genocide of the Armenians, 1.5 to2 million Armenians were killed in Turkey during and just afterWorld War 1. Most of the world considers it to have been a genocidebut the modern Turkish government insists the deaths were theresult of widespread poverty and disruptio…n at the end of the warand not a targeted killing of Armenians. (MORE)
Answer \n. \n. \nThe Nanking Massacre, commonly known as "The Rape of Nanking", refers to the most well-known of the war crimes committed by the Japanese military carried out by Japanese troops in and around Nanjing (also known in English as Nanking), China, after it fell to the Imperial Japane…se Army on December 13, 1937. The duration of the massacre is not clearly defined, although the period of carnage lasted well into the next six weeks, until early February 1938.\n. \n. \nDuring the occupation of Nanjing, the Japanese army committed numerous atrocities, such as rape, looting, arson and the execution of prisoners of war and civilians. Although the executions began under the pretext of eliminating Chinese soldiers disguised as civilians, a large number of innocent men were wrongfully identified as enemy combatants and killed, or simply killed in any event as the massacre gathered momentum. A large number of women and children were also killed, as rape and murder became more widespread.\n. \n. \nThe extent of the atrocities is hotly debated, with numbers ranging from Japanese ultra-nationalist claims of several hundred, to the Chinese claim of a non-combatant death toll of 300,000. Nations outside Japan usually believe the death toll to be 300,000. Japanese typically consider this a very approximate value. This number was first promulgated in January of 1938 by Harold Timperly, a journalist in China during the Japanese invasion, base on reports from contemporary eyewitnesses. Many other sources, including Iris Chang's commercially-successful book The Rape of Nanking, also promote 300,000 as the death toll.\n. \n. \nIn addition to the number of victims, a few extremist have even disputed whether or not the atrocity in fact happened. While the Japanese government and a majority of the people have since acknowledged it, starting with the Japanese army's claims at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East that the death toll was military in nature and that no such atrocities ever occurred, even today there exist fringe elements insisting the massacre did not happen. However, the evidences are overwhelmingly against them, and the atrocity have long since been repeatedly confirmed by statements of Westerners at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East who had personally witnessed civilians being murdered and women raped by Japanese soldiers, the existence of extensive photographic records of the mutilated bodies of women and children, contemporary eyewitnesses and recent excavations.\n. \n. \nThe massacre is a major focal point of burgeoning Chinese nationalism, and in China, opinions are relatively homogenous. In Japan, however, public opinion over the severity of the massacre remains widely divided - this is evidenced by the fact that whereas some Japanese commentators refer to it as the 'Nanking massacre' , others use the more ambivalent 'Nanking incident' ). The event continues to be a point of contention and controversy in Sino-Japanese relations. (MORE)
they had the Boston massacre because the people who live in Boston were bothering them the soldiers so one day the soldiers retaliated and killed people
The Boston Massacre was not really a massacre. It was a riot turned out of control. Less than 10 British soldiers who were trying to uphold the law were surrounded by a mob of angry colonists who were taunting them and throwing things at them. They were surrounded and a shot was fired. Who fired the… first shot is unknown. In total five, only five people died. It was called a massacre by anti-British colonists and used as propaganda. John Adams, one of the founding fathers, defended the soldiers in trial and said doing so was, "one of the most gallant, generous, manly, and disinterested actions of my whole life, and one of the best pieces of service I ever rendered my country." Sources: http://www.bostonmassacre.net/alternative.htm http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/usa/BostonMassacre.html http://americanhistory.about.com/od/revolutionarywar/a/boston_massacre.htm http://www.faulkner.edu/academics/artsandsciences/socialandbehavioral/readings/hy/boston.aspx http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/keyfigures.html (MORE)
Actually when speaking about the Armenian Massacre, we are talking about series of massacres which took place under various Ottoman leadership.. The Massacre started (roughly) around 1895 under Sultan Abdul Hamid the Second's rule. The CUP (political committee) arguably continued the massacres up u…ntil 1923. This is known as the Armenian Genocide or Armenian Question.. (MORE)
The Goliad Campaign refers to a series of battles which occurred in 1836 as part of the Texas Revolution, which ultimately led to the Goliad
The Armistar Massacre was a massacre in armistar hence the name of the massacre, the armistar massacre. The armastarians where Indians who lived in Armistar and they where massacred at armistar during a speech about the welfare of the armistar people, in armistar. 69
The Boston massacre was when the colonist were calling the red coats lobster backs and the Commander there said do not fire their guns but the did not hear it right so there was a killing of 5 people that day. That is why it is called the Boston massacre. Three civilians were shot and killed and a d…ay later two more people were killed by a stabbing not a shooting. (MORE)
Since you did not tell WHERE or WHEN you are asking about, no one can answer this question.
John Brown had gone to Kansas with his sons to take part in the Kansas Missouri vote to settle if the state would be free or slave. They slaughtered settlers and wanted to blame slaves for it . The newspapers of the time called it Bleeding Kansas. It was pure terrorism what Brown and his sons commit…ted. (MORE)
the worst massacre was Hitler's killing of the Jews. He killed several million, so that is the biggest massacre except for war of the worlds. haha.
As it is in the words of that poignant poem by that noble bard of Africa, Monglane Wally Serote - it was a dry white season. It happened on the morning of June 16, 1976. Fifteen thousand schoolchildren gathered in Soweto, South Africa, to protest the Apartheid government's ruling that half of all cl…asses in secondary school must be taught in Afrikaans. Prior pleadings and petitions by parents and teachers had been passed over. The students had assumed the deep groans of the ages, filtered them in their tender souls, and fashioned a passionate psalm of protest. It was the clamour of a generation that had refused to learn in the language of the oppressor. Ever so determined to march ahead, ever so resolved in saying in no uncertain terms that there would be normalcy-no more, they moved in a creative orbit, imparting light and heat to distant satellites. And like an idea whose time had come, not even the marching of mighty armies could stop them.. As it is in the words of that poignant poem by that noble bard of Africa, Monglane Wally Serote - it was a dry white season. It happened on the morning of June 16, 1976. Fifteen thousand schoolchildren gathered in Soweto, South Africa, to protest the Apartheid government's ruling that half of all classes in secondary school must be taught in Afrikaans. Prior pleadings and petitions by parents and teachers had been passed over. The students had assumed the deep groans of the ages, filtered them in their tender souls, and fashioned a passionate psalm of protest. It was the clamour of a generation that had refused to learn in the language of the oppressor. Ever so determined to march ahead, ever so resolved in saying in no uncertain terms that there would be normalcy-no more, they moved in a creative orbit, imparting light and heat to distant satellites. And like an idea whose time had come, not even the marching of mighty armies could stop them. (MORE)
It was a peaceful protest against the apartheid in South Africa, but the government came and open fired on it killing 69 people. It was very similar to the Tienanmen Square Massacre in China.. It happened March 21, 1960
In Sebokeng in 1991, unknown killers opened fire and killed more than 47 mourners at the night vigil of the funeral of a fellow comrade, Christopher Nangalembe. This incident came to be known as the Nangalembe Night Vigil massacre. The Sebokeng community decided to build a monument in honour of the …victims of the Nangalembe Night Vigil massacre. The community contributed funds and built a small tombstone inscribed with the names of 47 known victims inscribed on it. The monument was built in Zone 7 where the massacre took place. The monument of Nangalembe Night Vigil massacre was unveiled by President Mandela on 21 March 1996. (MORE)
The Boston Massacre was when soldiers that were ordered not to fire shot and killed five colonists when one of the soldiers got hit with a snowball by a Bostonian.
The ludlow massacre refers to the violent deaths of 19 people during an attack by the Colorado national guard on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado on April 20, 1914. The deaths occurred after a daylong fight between strikers and the Guard. Two… women and eleven children were asphyxiated and burned to death. Three union leaders and two strikers were killed by gunfire, along with one child, one passerby, and one National Guardsman. In response, the miners armed themselves and attacked dozens of mines, destroying property and engaging in several skirmishes with the Colorado National Guard. (MORE)
The Boston Massacre was when soldiers that were ordered not to fire shot and killed 5 colonists when a soldier was hit with a snowball by a Bostonian.
Answer: Tensions began to mount within the city of Boston in the spring of 1770, for there were rumors that British soldiers were going to take over the town, and govern the city by military rule. On March 5, 1770, some boys began hurling snowballs and stones at a small group of soldiers. Bell…s began ringing and a crowd gathered quickly. Someone gave the order to fire and five citizens of Boston fell to the street, dead or mortally wounded. Among them was Crispus Attucks, a fugitive slave who had actively participated in previous encounters with the soldiers. Attucks was the first victim of the Revolution, and this event will forever be known as the "Boston Massacre." (MORE)
A massacre is a killing of about more than five people and or from the same faith or race.
Well technically it wasnt a massacre, but it was because the British troops fired and killed 5 colonists. If you look at the picture of the Boston Massacre Paul Revere drew it is propaganda, but is what a massacre looks like.
you could get a white t-shirt and out red paint all over it in a splatter paint way, then u could get an old pair if beat-up and dirty jeans, and then get a mask like of a face of someone famous so it brings a little humor and then a fake chain saw or weapon
No!!! Only 5 people died. It was the American's fault. We were causing a fight and the British troops thought they heard fire and shot into the crowd. But, it was definitely NOT a massacre.
October 9th, of 1836! I know i am so right cause if you search up "When did the goliad massacre begin" then it would pop up as "October 9, 1836! so.....i know i am still cool!! :-)
it was a massacre and a riot because the boys came and started to make fun of a British red coat and that is a British soldier. the
Depends who does the massacre. the one who kills, injures,massacres...its a sort of of killing. But if oneis a victim..its so difficult. Its a suffereing.
On July 17, 1918, The Romanov family was taken to the basement of the Ipatiev House where they were being kept captive. The guards told them that they needed a picture of them, but then a large firing squad entered the basement and shot them. Nicholas II died first after he was shot in the head. The… girls (Olga, Tatiana, Marie, and Anastasia) were not killed by the bullets so the firing squad stabbed them to death with bayonets. It was rumored that Anastasia had survived since there were missing bodies when their bones were found in the 1990s. They found her remains in 2007 and it was concluded that she had died with her family in 1918. (MORE)
Perhaps you are thinking of the Mountain Meadows Massacre? I wouldn't really say that "The Mormons" participated, as it was only a small group of Mormon men, not ALL Mormons, that were involved. In Mountain Meadows, a small group of Mormon men and Paiute Native Americans, which made up the local mil…itia, ambushed the Fancher-Barber wagon train. Everyone over 8 years of age (about 120 people) was killed. The Fancher-Barber train was from Arkansas and traveling to California. While it is admittedly inexcusable to massacre a wagon train, historians note that this group from Arkansas was traveling through a wild part of Utah Territory at a very tense time during the Utah War. Local militias were on alert and ready for attack, as Presdent Buchannan had sent unwanted troops to come 'lay down the law' in the territory. The combination of the tense war situation and the fact that it was a group from Arkansas that had previously murdered Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, is probably what incited this militia to attack the wagon train. (MORE)
Johnny Massacre is the creator of the Twin Vulcan brand. He is a DJ, music producer, rapper, punk vocalist and novelist. He is the sole creator of Twin Vulcan's first music release, the anthem that is Ultrasound . He suffers from manic depression. His interests are women, alcohol, cigarettes and mu…sic. And he's super awesome :O ! That's the band's website on the Related Link below. (MORE)
Brown\nand his men killed five pro-slavery men in Kansas in what became known as the\nPottawatomie Massacre. .
The Sharpeville Massacre, also known as the Sharpeville shootings, occurred on 21 March 1960, when South African police opened fire on a crowd of black protesters, killing 69 people. The confrontation occurred in the township of Sharpeville, in what is now Gauteng province..
the hamburg m. was when barack obama and abramah lincoln came together and had tea while millions of people were killed only miles away from their location.
It was propaganda. Paul Revere engraved the picture with the British soldiers firing on the innocent crowd to revive anti-British feelings. His efforts were not successful. Most Bostonians blamed the incident on the mob that harassed the soldiers, which is why all of the soldiers involved except two… were acquitted by a Boston jury. (MORE)
it wasnt really a massacre it was just reffered to one because there were 5 people killed during the shooting
Firstly, because they were Christian and not Muslim like the Turks. Secondly, becuase they were in the way of the Young Turks Party's plans to make the Ottoman Empire Pan-Turkic.
The Boston massacre wasn't a massacre because a massacre is when Innocent people die. But this happened because around 400 people were throwing snowballs and chunks of ice at some soldiers. basically, the soldiers got mad and shot into the mob. It got it's name because people then hated the British …, and wanted even more people to hat them so instead of telling the truth, people said soldiers shot into a crowd of peaceful people, known as the Boston massacre. (MORE)
The mass murder of at least 347 unarmed South Vietnamese non-combatant civilians on March 16, 1968 by a United States Army company.
Paul Revere when he drew a famous peice of propaganda of the event showing the British shooting straight at the "innocent" colonists.
I think it was more a massacre because there was fighting involved, and the British soldiers shooting the colonist.
The Coniston massacre , which took place from 14 August to 18 October 1928 near the Coniston cattle station, Northern Territory , Australia , was the last known massacre of Indigenous Australians . People of the Warlpiri , Anmatyerre and Kaytetye groups were killed. The massacre occurred …in revenge for the death of dingo hunter Frederick Brooks, killed by Aborigines in August 1928 at a place now known as Yukurru , (also known as Brooks Soak). Official records at the time stated that 31 people were killed. The then-owner of Coniston station, Randall Stafford, was a member of the punitive party for the first few days and estimated that at least twice that number were killed between 14 August and 1 September. Historians estimate that at least 60 and as many as 110 Aboriginal men, women and children were killed.  The Warlpiri, Anmatyerre and Kaytetye believe that up to 170 died between 14 August and 18 October.  (MORE)
why would you want to massacre people wat did they do to you thats not very nice
The Boston Massacre happened in the 1700's, when we were at war with Great Britain. Anyways what happen was a redcoat (British Solder) accidentally shot his gun and everyone thought an American shot his gun and everyone killed everyone, 5 people were killed including 1 black man named Christopher. H…ope my answer was helpful. (MORE)
The Amritsar Massacre , also know as the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre was a groundbreaking event in the British rule of the subcontinent. It took place on the 13th of April, 1919. In it, a crowd of non-violence protesters gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. On the order of the Brigadier-General…, Reginald Dyer, the garden gates were closed and firing on the crowds was ordered. This took place for 10 continuous minutes. In it around 1500 were injured and, 500 people died, according to the figures released by the British Government. (MORE)
The word 'massacre' is both a verb and a noun. The noun 'massacre' is a singular, common, abstract noun; aword for the brutal slaughter of a number of people or things. Examples: The raid on the fort ended in a massacre . (noun) The troops conquered the town and set out to massacre thecitizens…. (verb) (MORE)
Towards the end of 1943, the Allies invaded southern Italy.Mussolini was removed from power by the Italian government (Italystill had a king at the time- but he had mostly sat back and letMussolini run things) and arrested. However, Germany's powerfulmilitary occupied most of northern Italy, and Ger…man commandos wereable to rescue Mussolini from captivity. He was brought to theGerman occupied northern Italy and made the leader of the new"Italian Social Republic"- but the Germans were really in charge. Italians who opposed Mussolini and his German friends then starteda guerrilla war against them. Some Germans came to believe thatpeople from the town of Marzabotto had been assisting theseguerrillas. The Germans were notorious for punishing huge amountsof people for similar reasons- the entire Czech town of Lidice waswiped out after Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in 1942., andfurther thousands more Czech people were arrested or killed. Marzabotto would suffer a similar fate. The Waffen-SS slaughteredthe people there. It's unclear exactly how many people weremurdered, but it's probably somewhere around 800, and maybe half ofthat was women, children, or elderly. After the war, the German officers who had overseen the massacrewere arrested, tried, and imprisoned for their crimes. (MORE)
The Marzabotto massacre was a horrible massacre that occured fromSeptember 29th to October 5, 1944 in a village in Marzabotto, Italythat thousands of Italian civilians (men, elderly, women, childrenand babies) were killed by the Nazis at their homes, churches or incemeteries either by machine guns, …handguns, grenades or trapped inburning huts. (MORE)