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The Boston Massacre was a key moment in the development of the American Revolution. A number of people were killed in a street fight between British troops and American people. See the fact file below for more information on the Boston Massacre or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
• The Boston Massacre happened on March 5, 1770 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was one of the key events leading up to the American Revolution.
• During the Boston Massacre, British soldiers who were stationed in Boston killed 5 men and injured 6 others after some local Boston people had been shouting and threatening them. Instead of talking to the Boston people, the British soldiers fired their guns into the crowd and instantly killed 3 men. The other 2 men died later because of their wounds.
• The word ‘massacre’ is usually used to describe an event where hundreds of people are killed.
• Over 50 men were threatening the soldiers and throwing objects at them before the shots were fired. Many local Bostonians did not agree with the British army being in their city.
• The five men who died in the Boston Massacre were Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, James Caldwell, Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr. Crispus Attucks is thought to be the first American casualty of the American Revolution.
• All 8 soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre were arrested. 6 of them were released and 2 were charged with manslaughter. Their punishment was ‘branding of the thumb’.
• The British called the Boston Massacre the Incident on King Street.
• ‘The Bloody Massacre in King Street’ is a famous, historic engraving by Paul Revere that shows British soldiers firing into an American crowd. This picture of the Boston Massacre is inaccurate but represents how American people saw the situation.
Boston Massacre Worksheets
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use Boston Massacre worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about this key development within the American revolution where a number of people were killed in a street fight between British troops and American people.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Boston Massacre Facts
- Fact or Bluff
- Word Search
- Boston Massacre in Numbers
- Picture Analysis
- Eyewitness: Captain Thomas Preston
- Eyewitness: James Woodall
- Boston Massacre Martyrs
- Point of View
- The Bloody Massacre in King Street
- Justifiable or Not?
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