When did the Boston Massacre take place?
The Boston Massacre is considered by many historians to be the first battle of the Revolutionary War. The fatal incident happened on March 5 of 1770. The massacre resulted in the death of five unarmed colonists and left six severely wounded.
There are three major things that led to the Boston Massacre: First was the growing mistrust among the British soldiers and Americans. There were a number of other incidents when the British clashed with the patriots and their supporters. Individual soldiers were beaten on street corners and soldiers abused unarmed civilians. The British soldiers and citizens brawled in the streets and fought in bars. “The citizens viewed the British soldiers as potential oppressors, and competitors for jobs.
In all the Americans in Boston made it clear that the British soldiers were unwanted.
The second reason is somewhat odd. Two out of four regiments were removed which meant there were inadequate amounts of soldiers to keep the peace, but there were enough on the other hand to remind the patriots of the great British military.
The last reason would be the revolt of the Townshend Acts ( the Townshend Acts imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea imported into the colonies).
On March 5, 1770 the dreadful day came. A mob of people went in front of the Customs Office in Boston Massachusetts and started to throw stuff and give insults at the soldiers. The British then opened fire on the colonists.