Boston Massacre

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Boston Massacre by Mind Map: Boston Massacre

1. Why did it happen?

1.1. Young wigmaker accuses British officer of not paying his bill

1.2. Insults are exchanged between the two men

1.3. 300-400 people gather and join in the confrontation

1.4. Object was thrown at soldier knocking him down. He fired on the crowd.

2. British Army

2.1. Commanders

2.1.1. Captain Thomas Preston

2.2. Soldiers

2.2.1. 29th Regiment

3. American Colonists

4. Casualties

4.1. Colonists

4.1.1. Samuel Gray, Crispus Attucks, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell, Patrick Carr

5. Timeline

5.1. June 29, 1767 British Parliament passes Townshend Acts which imposed taxes on items shipped to the colonies

5.2. October 1, 1768 British troops begin arriving in Boston

5.3. March 5, 1770 Boston Massacre occurs

6. What was outcome?

6.1. British troops were removed from Boston

6.2. Described as the spark that began the Revolutionary War

7. Reenactment Video