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In the Beginning  Taxation caused tension between the British and the colonists.  The colonists harassed the soldiers verbally and physically.

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2 In the Beginning  Taxation caused tension between the British and the colonists.  The colonists harassed the soldiers verbally and physically.

3  While the townspeople were insulting the soldiers, someone yelled ‘Fire’ and the soldiers started shooting.

4 The Facts  The Boston Massacre happened on March 5,  Five were killed and eleven were injured.  The first to die was an African-American Chrispus Attucks.

5 Defending the Enemy  John Adams defended the British soldiers.  Later he became the vice president and president of the United States.

6 Conclusion  The Boston Massacre was an incident that sparked a rebellion by the colonists against the British.  A heavy tax initiated the tension between the British and the colonist.

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