The Boston Massacre was a street fight that happened on March 5, 1770. It was between a “patriot” mob throwing snowballs, sticks, and stones and a squad of British soldiers. British army soldiers killed 5 civilian men and injured 6 others. The Boston Massacre took place in Boston, directly in front of the Old State House. This created more tension between the British and the Americans which caused the Revolution.
The American people got into an argument with British soldiers on March 5, 1770 on King Street in Boston Massachusetts. The British soldiers fired at the civilians and killed five of them, wounding six others. This matters because without this the revolutionary war might not have happened. This event added fire to the sparking rebels, who were getting angry with the high taxes and unfair government. It helped give courage to rebel against the British.