"The King Street Killing". The assignment was to write an editorial, backed up by factual information, on an event of American History, in this case THE BOSTON MASSACRE.

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THE KING STREET KILLING THE BOSTON MASSACRE In October 1768 King George III sent troops to Boston to watch the colonies. This was the first time troops had been sent to control the colonies. They had been sent because the Stamp Act had made the colonists angry and the King feared they might get out of hand. Boston residents became angry especially when the troops started the noisy drills. "How am I supposed to put my …

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…happened next exactly but five innocent men were killed and six were wounded. Boston is horrified and people are still weeping in the streets. The soldiers were arrested. John Adams has agreed to defend them in court. Even though he does not like soldiers he thinks everybody should have a fair trial. You never know what's going to happen next. The Redcoats might start burning down houses or something. If that happens, we will rebel.