Which of The Following Is A True Statement About The Boston Massacre?
- Boston Massacre led to the repeal of the Stamp Act 1765
- It became a major cause to grow anti-British feelings among colonists
- It led colonies to call the First Continental Congress
- None of above
Of course, the answer is 2 – It became a major cause to grow anti-British feelings among colonists.
Why Did Boston Massacre Happen?
Boston Massacre happened in 1770 when a group of American colonists was protesting against the Townshend Acts.
The British parliament passed these acts to increase revenue and tight trade laws in the 13 colonies. The British parliament passed them in 1767.
Colonists were unhappy with the laws.
On 1770 March 5th, a group of American colonists was protesting against this decision, when mobs were involved in it.
Due to the mobs’ involvement, the protest started taking a violent form. In that violence, British soldiers shot and killed 5 protestors on the spot.
Although not too many people died, patriots like John Adams, Samuel Adams, Paul Rever spread the violence as a brutal massacre among citizens.
What Was The Impact of The Boston Massacre?
- The massacre gave an amazing opportunity to American patriots such as Paul Revere, John Adams, Samuel Adams to spread it like propaganda against the British government.
- The event gained a hate feeling among colonists towards the British administration. Though once they considered themselves British citizens, now they started looking for a different identity.
- It led the British government to withdraw British troops’ presence from the city of Boston and repeal the Townshend Acts.