American Minute with Bill Federer Mar. 5 - The Boston Massacre
American Minute with Bill Federer
Mar. 5 - The Boston Massacre
Colonists were forced to house British soldiers.
MARCH 5, 1770, a crowd protested and in the confusion British
soldiers fired, killing five, one of whom was Crispus Attucks, the most
famous African American who participated in the Revolution.
Paul Revere's popular engraving of the Boston Massacre fanned flames of anti-British sentiment.
Warren, President of the Massachusetts Congress, who sent Paul Revere
on his midnight ride, said on the 2nd anniversary of the Massacre,
"If you perform your part, you must have
the strongest confidence that the same Almighty Being who protected
your pious and venerable forefathers...will still be mindful of you...
our land be a land of liberty...until the last shock of time shall
bury the empires of the world in one common undistinguishable ruin!"
John Hancock, first to sign the Declaration of Independence, stated on the 4th anniversary of the Boston Massacre, 1774:
us play the man for our GOD, and for the cities of our GOD...By a
faithful discharge of our duty to our country, let us joyfully leave
her important concerns in the hands of HIM who raiseth up and putteth
down empires and kingdoms of the world as HE pleases."