What was the Boston Massacre? The Boston Massacre occurred on a cold Monday night, March 5, 1770, and helped eventually to spark the American Revolutionary War. Tensions caused by the heavy military presence in Boston led to brawls
. Parliament passed the Coercive Acts, known in America as the Intolerable Acts, in response to A. Patrick Henry's Resolves. B. the Boston Tea Party. C. insults addressed to the customs commissioners. D. the Boston Massacre.