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This Day in Boston History
October 30th, 1770
Facts are Stubborn Things
On this day
the trial of the English soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre concluded
As seen in this drawing, public sentiment was bitterly against the soldiers.
Future President, John Adams, volunteered to provide their legal defense,
assuring legitimacy for the colonial court's verdict.
Adams successfully argued that the soldiers had been attacked, feared
for their lives, and were justified to defend themselve
read John Adam's Summation
About The Boston Massacre