The sons of Liberty, a group of patriots fighting against the king, made a plan to dump all of the imported tea into the harbor. They dressed up as Native Americans, snuck onto three British ships, and dumped all of the East Indian Tea into the harbor. What the patriots had just done made the king very mad, so the king allowed no one to trade until the tea was paid for to get the East India Tea company out of debt. This hurt the colonists because they could no longer trade and they had to pay lots of money for the tea.
Then came the Boston Massacre. One day a few colonists had started to throw objects at a lone British soldier. Soon after, a few more soldiers came to help their fellow soldier. Soon it was a mob of people throwing objects at soldiers. Then, smoke filled the air and the fire bell rang. Someone then yelled, “FIRE!” Next, a shot of a musket went off, then another, then another. 6 colonists had been killed and 5 had been injured. Who’s fault was this? Was it the colonists who irritated the soldiers and got them mad by teasing them? Or the soldiers who couldn’t keep their cool and stay calm and then killed and injured people?
By: Ryan W.