- The Boston Massacre occurred March 5th of 1770 when a group of British soldiers went to defend another soldier was being heckled. The crowd of colonists began to throw things, like stones, at the British troops. The event quickly escalated and the British soldiers began firing a couple of shots into the crowd.
- In total, 5 civilians were killed.
- The Captain and 8 of his troops were arrested but later later pardoned from the crime of manslaughter.
2. Boston Tea Party
- The Boston Tea Party occurred December 16th of 1773 when the Sons of Liberty dressed as Native Americans and boarded 3 ships in the harbor, in Boston, and dumped 342 chests of tea in the ocean.
- The Boston Tea party occurred because, in hope to help the East India Company financially, the British Parliament passed the Tea Act. This angered the colonists ( "no taxation without representation") so they put there foot down and dumped 342 chests of tea overboard.
3. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19, 1775 in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge. They marked the outbreak of armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in America.