American Revolution The Boston Massacre by Kaitlyn The newly fallen snow gave a chill to the people walking across the . Hugh White and his men were on duty, not expecting what was going to happen. Tensions were rising in Boston ever since the arrived. Along the , it was common to see fights between the colonists and the British soldiers. But on March 5, 1770, the colonists took a stand. They soon were surrounding Hugh White and his soldiers, calling them names. "Bloodyback!" and " !"-these were based on the red uniforms they wore. The British began to panic, so the soldiers fired into the crowd of colonists killing five people. This was the Boston Massacre. Crispus Attucks was born into slavery, then escaped slavery at age twenty-seven and became a , . Now this man has led a group of sailors to Boston to help the colonists. But his life ended that day. The British solders were put on trial for murder. A man named, John Adams defended the British solders in . The surprising part is that Adams opposed to the British in Boston and their ing. But, he had a kind and felt that these men deserved a fair trial. The court decided that the were not guilty. In the center of Boston there is a patch of cobblestones. In honor of Crispus Attucks and the other victims the cobblestones had been preserved in memory for them. The Boston Massacre was only one of the many between the patriots and loyalists. The Boston Massacre made a mark in history that would be never forgotten.
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