The Boston Massacre happened because the British brought over troops and the British also raised taxes. The colonists started to throw snowballs, rocks, and sticks at the soldiers until the soldiers fired and killed three instantly and two died later.
The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770 The Boston Massacre happened on King Street in front of a customhouse where the taxes were collected
COLONISTS THAT DIED BRITISH SOLDIERS THAT FIRED Crispus Attucks (died right away) Mr. Samuel Gray (died right away) Mr. James Caldwell (died right away) Mr. Samuel Maverick (died the next morning) Patrick Carr (died two weeks later) Christopher Monk (died ten years later) Thomas Preston Private Hugh White Captain John Goldfinch Corporal William Wemms Lieutenant James Basset Private Hugh Montgomery
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