Following years of controversial British occupation, tension reached a climax with the Boston Massacre on Mar. 5, 1770. Though it is unclear how the conflict started, five American citizens were killed by British troops, foreshadowing the American Revolution that would occur in the following years.
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Boston Massacre: Five Americans are killed by British troops
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