The Boston Massacre

What started out as a street brawl soon turned into a bloody massacre on March 2nd, 1770. Some dockworkers from Boston’s lower classes began harassing the British soldiers. They threw snowballs, rocks, oyster shells, and wooden clubs at the Redcoats. The group of dockworkers soon turned into a crowd of hundreds of angry Bostonians. They shouted “Fire!” and “Shoot us if you dare!” One of the clubs that the Bostonians had been throwing at the Redcoats hit a soldier in the head, which caused him to drop his rifle. It fired when it hit the ground and prompted the older Redcoats to fire their guns. This left five Patriots dead in the street.

The Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre

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