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This period in American history is one that is labeled as a time of change Change for the American people as a whole and a change in the control of the British government From the time of the first voyages across the Atlantic to the beginning of the quest for independence people in this land were even sometimes unconsciously beginning to gain a sense of self-motivation and loyalty to those around them that had accompanied them into this New World The people had gained almost a new identity one that strayed drastically from the places in which they had came from This feeling is one that could be labeled as American Patriotism This patriotism would make these people eventually stand up for what they believed to be an injustice done unto them by a higher power and make them fight for their right to live freely in the way that best suited them Not in a way that best suited the King of England some thousand miles away The events that led up to the American Revolution are all said to have sparked the Colonists into battle in one way or another Many events had greater significance than others one such event would be the Boston Massacre The Boston Massacre was in some ways a turning point in the minds of the American colonists in their thoughts on the British But why was the Boston Massacre such a turning point for the Colonists To answer this question one must look at the events that lead to the Boston Massacre to fully understand the state of mind that the colonists were in Since the end of the Seven Years War against the French the British had gone into a great burden of debt England finally confronted the matter when it appointed George Greenville to Prime Minister in 1763 Facing a debt that had nearly doubled since 1754 from 73 million pounds to 137 million
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