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mar 5, 1770 - Boston Massacre

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~ The Boston Massacre, known as the Incident on King Street by the British, was an incident in which British Army soldiers shot and killed five people while under attack by a mob.

~ The "patriotic" mob was reported launching certain projectiles, including: snowballs, sticks, stones etc ... at a group of British soldiers.

~ The event itself, was significant because it was the first major clash between the Americans and the British.

~ The conflict energized anti-Britain sentiment and paved the way for the American Revolution.

~ It ended without serious bloodshed but helped set the stage for the bloody incident yet to come.

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The Events Leading Up To The American Revolution
History Assignment.

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mar 5, 1770
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~ 252 years ago

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