Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was an event that occurred on a snowy Monday night, March 5, 1770 and helped eventually spark the Revolutionary War. Tensions caused by the heavy military presence in Boston were greatly increased after soldiers fired into a rioting crowd of civilians. John Adams later said that on the night of the Boston Massacre, the foundation of independent America was laid.

More can be learned at the Boston Massacre Historical Society website.

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