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What two groups of people surrounded soldiers during the Boston massacre?
I believe it's workers & Sailors :]
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Yes, the day was also chilly and cold, it was not snowing at the time of the event, rather the snow was that of the other nights'. Also, wind was evident throughout, not harsh… but there.
Boston residents and British soldiers
Samuel Gray due to a ball in his head, James Caldwell from two balls in his back, Crispus Attucks died from two balls in his chest, Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr got mortal…y wounded (and eventually died). If you were wondering, the date was the night of March 5, 1770.
The weather during the Boston Massacre was a little chilly and cold. There was a little wind. There was snow and ice on the ground from before. But colonists took advantage of… that by throwing chunks of snow and ice at the soldiers. That is, if they didn't have weapons that the other DRUNK colonists had. Some of the, had clubs, wooden sticks, bats, knifes, and swords.
During the Boston Massacre in 1770, some of the townspeople in Boston decided to protest the taxes imposed with the Stamp Act. British soldiers stormed in and killed sever…al people by firing into the crowd of people.
In fact, the soldiers were not punished. They were held for trial, but patriot John Adams agreed to defend them, in order to ensure a fair trial (and not alienate moderate…s from the Patriot cause), and did so successfully. Two of the British soldiers were punished for manslaughter by having an "m" branded on their thumbs. This was considered a light punishment at that time, but was to ensure they could not escape harsher punishment for manslaughter in any subsequent trial.
It was John Adams!
John Adams. Yes, thee John Adams: second president of the United States.
He just sat in his office and watched it shaking his head
It depends. The American soldiers were not present at the time and therefore, did not do anything. However, the British soldiers, killed 5 people, including the most famous, C…rispus Attucks.
The Boston Massacre occured when a group of colonials were taunting and throwing rocks at a group of british soldiers in boston. The colonials present were drunk, and on…e of them walked up to a soldier and hit him with a club. The soldier he hit shot him. After that, the other soldiers started firing. Part of the reson may have been that the colonials were taunting the soldiers to "fire!", and the soldiers may have thought that was a command from their officer.
6 soldiers and 1 leader. IMPROVE: The picture with 7 soldier was made by Paul Revere, and he made many inaccuracies in the picture on purpose because he wanted it to look li…ke the British were bad people. On that night, many colonists were drinking at the tavern so they were drunk. Some even had weapons such as knifes, bats, clubs, and swords. The picture shows the colonists bleeding in the street and vulnerable to attack. The soldiers were also not in a straight attack formation, they were everywhere. Paul Revere started the Revolutionary War. IMPROVE: The picture that Paul Revere made was all propaganda. It showed the British firing into a crowd of unarmed spectators, when in fact the mob had stones, ice chunks, and clubs meant for beating out rope as weapons. Paul Revere only created the picture to convince people that the British were bad people and would kill innocent people.
The soldiers were in Boston because of the Quartering Act which states that British soldiers will stay in colonists house. The colonists must give the soldiers food, clothes, …materials, a bed, a room, and other things. This enraged the colonists. The soldiers would give in return protection from other countries or the Indians from the French and Indian War.
they were punished
The Boston Massacre had effects on both sides. The colonists though it was the British's fault while the British thought it was the colonists' fault. The trail did not help at… all. The British soldiers that were tried got off with minimum punishment. Only two British soldiers were punished by being branded the letter M, for murderer, on their thumbs. This helped spark the American Revolution due to the reactions of the colonists. The results of the court fuled the anger that led to events after, like the Boston Tea Party.
a angry mob of boctonians