The Boston Massacre was the killing of five men on March 5th 1770. It happened in front of the custom house and they were killed by British Soldiers.

The Killing of Five Men

The five that were killed were Crispus Attucks,was an african american and was the first one to fall. The others were Patrick Carr, Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick and James Caldwell.

How it Started

It was a small argument that started with a few colonist and a british soldiers. After a while the colonist crowd got alot bigger and the soldier sent more soldiers to even out the ground. The colonist started to throw weopons like rocks, sticks and snowballs at the soldiers, one of the rocks hit a soldier and the soildier fell and some of the soldiers fell. This was one of the fatalities of the cival war.