Who was the free black sailor slain in the Boston Massacre?

Crispus Attucks ( c. 1723 – March 5, 1770) was an American stevedore of African and Native American descent, widely regarded as the first person killed in the Boston Massacre and thus the first American killed in the American Revolution.

Keeping this in consideration, who killed Crispus Attucks in the Boston Massacre?

The obituaries of Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell and Crispus Attucks, four of the five colonials shot dead by British soldiers at the Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770. Four coffins bearing a skull and crossbones motif decorate the broadside article, published by American engraver Paul Revere.

Beside above, what was the result of the Boston Massacre trial? The Boston Massacre, known to the British as the Incident on King Street, was a confrontation on March 5, 1770 in which British soldiers shot and killed several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston. Six of the soldiers were acquitted; the other two were convicted of manslaughter and given reduced sentences.

Additionally, how many died in Boston Massacre?

Three crowd members—including Crispus Attucks, a black sailor who likely was a former slave—were shot and died almost immediately. Two of the eight others who were wounded died later.

Who agreed to defend the British soldiers who killed five colonists in the Boston Massacre?

John Adams

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