5 March 1770: The Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre by Paul Revere

A great deal of tension existed between the American colonies and the British government in the 1760s. In 1767 the Townshend Acts were passed by the British parliament in an attempt to enforce trade regulations and establish its right to tax the colonies.

The acts were unpopular with

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Biography of Paul Revere

Paul Revere (1735-1818) was a silversmith and engraver who became an American folk hero after his midnight ride to warn patriots of impending British troop movements.

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