Articles for tag: Boston Massacre, Colonists, Continental Congress, Crispus Attucks

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Main Causes Behind the American Revolutionary War

Where would America be today if it never fought for independence? Would the American dream exist? The most significant events that led to the American Revolution include: the obligatory taxes that were made payable to Great Britain, the various security values that were infringed by the English soldiers during the Boston Massacre, and finally, the ...

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Massachusetts: Fun Facts and Trivia

Massachusetts has one thing most other states don’t. It’s a state heroine, and her name is Deborah Sampson (1760-1827). She was a schoolmarm and lecturer turned Revolutionary war heroine. According to masshome.com, the state also claims an official vessel (the schooner Ernestina), an official poem (“Blue Hills of Massachusetts” by Katherine E. Mullen) and a ...

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Events Leading to the Boston Massacre

The incident became known as one of the bloodiest skirmishes in American history. The fighters involved were American colonists and British soldiers. The purpose of the battle was to try to make liberal and moderate people become radicals. On March 5, 1770, conflict aroused between British soldiers and a Boston mob which became known as ...

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Massachusetts Tourist Attractions: Famous People & Their Places

Contemporary Massachusetts has its share of famous people connected to it – Aerosmith, Big Papi, Ben Affleck. But, as one of America’s original colonies, Massachusetts has been collecting famous people across four centuries. Quite a few dead famous people from Massachusetts are now connected to historical spots and tourist attractions. Here follows a nowhere-near-complete list ...

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Interesting Facts About the Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was an infamous incident that occurred in Boston just before the American Revolution. The date was March 5, 1770. It was a skirmish between seven British regulars and a mob of citizens, which resulted in the deaths of five men. It was by no means a massacre, but the name that it ...

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History of Racial Segregation

Racial segregation in the United States has had a long and interesting history. But unfortunately, because of white America’s underlying sense of shame and the unresolved hurt and anger of many African-Americans surrounding anything to do with slavery, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement and modern race relations, students of all races are being shortchanged. In ...