The Boston Massacre

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The Boston Massacre by Mind Map: The Boston Massacre

1. British Parliament

1.1. Townshend Acts

1.1.1. Make colonial governors virtually independent of the colonies

1.2. Appoint colonial governors

2. Boston Colonists

2.1. Treated the British Troops poorly

3. British Troops

3.1. Sent by the British Parliament to maintain order in the colonies.

4. Captain Thomas Preston

4.1. Orders his troops not to fire at the colonists

5. John Adams

5.1. Defends Captain Preston and his troops

5.2. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/bostonmassacre.html

6. Fuels the fire for the Revolution