U.S. History 1301
November 17, 2013
The “Boston Massacre” of March 5, 1770
They did not know what to do. As young as they were, how could they know any better? All that they were aware of was that their lives were being invaded and their livelihood stolen. How could any parent treat their young in such a corrupt manner? How could a mother, one who claims to love unconditionally, abuse a loving daughter’s loyalty and trust? How could a mother leave her “growing teenager” so far away, show her no compassion, and lock her in such a small box with all of these rules? There comes a point in every child’s life when she reaches self realization and must take control of her own life; a point where she must rise against any force that attempts to hold her back, any force that tries to make an end to her “life, liberty, or pursuit for happiness”. The young American colonies certainly would follow their passion for freedom from Great mother Britain.
With the many minor conflicts arising between Great Britain and the American colonies, tension had found its way into Parliament. Starting with the decision to disable the colonies from expanding past the Appalachian divide after the recent French and Indian War by King George the third Great Britain’s government began to tighten its control on its colonists across the Atlantic Ocean. At the current time, the colonist in America are very shaky on how they feel about their overseeing government ruling with such an iron fist; they just fought a war for Great Britain and were expecting recognition and thanks, but instead were forgotten. However, like most children, the American colonists trusted their mother country to do what was best for them. Then the Townsend Acts of 1767 are passed; the colonists now have to pay more taxes then the citizens living in Great Britain and can no longer trade outside the tight restrictions placed upon them before because the Board of Customs Commissioner is now in Boston...