The colonists had started to riot at Boston and were throwing snowballs that had ice and rocks in them at the redcoats. A redcoat got hit with a snowball and thought his leader said fire instead of don't fire. Then after the one redcoat shot, the riot advanced and the redcoats got scared and killed innocent lives.
The Patriots were indeed throwing snowballs with ice and rocks at the British soldiers. A British officer called Captain Thomas Preston called in additional troops when about 50 Patriots attacked a sentinel. The British were scared and three of them fired into the crowd killing 3 Patriots and wounding 8 others. John Adams (future US president) and Josiah Quincy defended the British actions in court.
the Boston massacre started in the year 1770
March 5th 1770The Boston Massacre was on March 5, 1770
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No, the Boston Massacre was started by colonists throwing snowballs at British soldiers.
no Bostons started it
Considering the Boston Massacre occurred 5 years before the start of the Revolution, the war had nothing to do with it.
The colonists reacted to the Boston Massacre by forming militias and eventually fighting the British in the American Revolution. It is sometimes said that the Massacre was the start of the war.
I believe it was the Boston massacre 1775
The Boston Massacre was a famous event in history.We studied the Boston Massacre in class. What year was the Boston Massacre?
The Boston Massacre was not a drawing but Paul Revere drew pictures of the Boston Massacre.
because of people like you and your pathetic english!
The Boston Massacre was in the Massachusettes colony. (Boston, Massachusettes)
The Boston Massacre happened in Boston, Massachusetts.
the purpose of the Boston massacre was that the people in Boston didn't want the british in their "city", and that is what led up to the Boston massacre
the boston massacre was an act of murder
The Boston Massacre was probably called a massacre after the colonies saw the engraving of the Boston massacre drawn by a son of liberty Paul Revere.
A guard from the Boston Massacre.
The Boston massacre year was 1770
They called it "The Boston Massacre."
the Boston massacurre started when some colonists threw rocks at British soldiers in Boston. The massacre was when the soldiers fired into the taunting crowd killing 5 and wounding 6 more.
The Boston Massacre happened in Boston (hence the name).
The British called the Boston massacre "The Boston riot".
The Boston Massacre was not really a massacre, but more like a riot. The propaganda pictures of the Boston Massacre were engraved by Paul Revere.