5. There are two sides to grow tension. Colonists were being unfairly taxed and oppressed by the
edicts of the British crown, animosity was peaking. This so called massacre however was the first
time that shots were actually fired (only a few people were killed, but there WAS bloodshed).
So imagine amidst this aura of animosity, then you hear that people on your side of the conflict
are being shot down in the streets, now this conflict escalates to a full fledged fight, a fight to the
6. American colonists saw like an extension of England and themselves as Englishmen. George III,
however, saw America as a colonial control for English benefit. Because the colonists believed as
Englishmen deserved to hold seats in parliament, giving them a say in government which means
taxation so, George III, however, believed they should accept English rule as subjects of the
7. America did not accept to exercise the rights of Englishmen. English common law stopped at
the high water mark, where the Admiralty jurisdiction took over. On the ship the Captain was The
Law. So people angry about it a lot.