How to View the Boston Massacre from Today's Perspective
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The people of Massachusetts had more power over their own government than anyone else in the British empire. These independent minded colonists increased in their feelings of bitterness and resentment as the crown raised taxes on American goods and sent soldiers to enforce the new policies. These building tensions eventually led to outward expressions of resistance. The Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party made the American Revolution inevitable.