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Our English teacher gave us an exercise to do: We got different texts what people could have said and our task now is to find out: Who said it and when?

Our current topic is "The early years of the US", so I think it should be between 1750 and 1770. But I really have no idea what this text could refer to. I already found out 5/6 of the texts, but I can't solve this one. Can you give me a hint, please?

Cite: Have you heard about it yet? Five people! No wonder everyone is angry!

Could it be one of the British colonists? But why is he so angry? And who could this "five people" be?

P.S.: Yes, this is a homework question, sorry. The thing is, I really have no idea and also already had a look at the book if I could find any information, but that's not the case.

  • Clearly they're talking about a specific, major event. In this case during the leadup to the war. – Clockwork-Muse Apr 5 '16 at 15:49
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    A Hint? King Street. – Steve Bird Apr 5 '16 at 15:52
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    It's most probably about the Boston Massacre, in which five people were killed. – JMVanPelt Apr 5 '16 at 15:59
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    @JMVanPelt THANK you SO much! I also finally found it in our book, it's a quick mention we didn't read in the lesson. But thank you. Do you want to make an answer? – palsch Apr 5 '16 at 16:37
  • I should actually have just given a hint as the previous commenters did. As you found it on your own anyway, I posted the answer but made it a community wiki. – JMVanPelt Apr 7 '16 at 6:00
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It's most probably about the Boston Massacre, in which five people were killed.

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