Boston Massacre Trial

John Adams stated during his defense of the British soldiers “facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” He meant that everyone needs a defense based on facts and laws, not anger or other emotions. With this argument he was able to successfully defend Captain Thomas Preston. Other troops were not as fortunate though and were found guilty and punished.

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