Monday, October 4, 2010

Governer Francis Bernard Describes The Boston Riot of 1765

Why was there a riot in Boston? The Stamp Act, passed on March 22, 1965, was all to blame. The people of Boston were furious and according to Governer Francis Bernard they had a very good way of showing it. An Effigy representing Mr. Oliver, the new Office of Stamp Distributor, was found hanging on a tree. The mob then tore down the Stamp Office, that was currently under construction and then the Effigy was then taken to Mr. Oliver's house and beheaded.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Stamp Act Riots occurred in 1765, you wrote in the article "1965"....C'MON!