The events of the Boston Massacre in 1770 led to widespread anger of the Bostonian population against the hated ‘standing army’. The occurrence led to the death of five Bostonian citizens and was a result of the harassment of British troops. It led to greater violence and propaganda spread around the colonies. The event validated Samuel Adams ‘Journal of Events’ and led to Adams’ writing of ‘A Short History of the Horrid Massacre of Boston’.
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