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why did the British kill so many colonists in the Boston massacre what did the colonists do right before it happened and how did the Americans react to the situation? also, what precautionary measures did the Americans take after this event

I wouldn't say the British killed "so many" colonists.  Only three were killed, and two more died later from wounds.  The Massachusetts Police killed twice that number last year.  

The British fired on the colonists because there were more than 100 colonists attacking the soldiers, throwing rocks and ice.

The Colony but the British soldiers on trial, but most were acquitted based on self defense.  Colonists also demanded the removal of the soldiers.  The soldiers were moved to Castle Island in Boston Harbor.

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My specialties are 17th through 19th Century history, especially in the Americas and Europe. I also have a fair knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman History, and some knowledge of Medieval European history. My expertise is focuses on Military and political history, but I`ll take a crack at anything.


I have been a guest lecturer at George Washington University. Mostly, I have just read hundreds of books about world history.


J.D. Univ. of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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