The term 'Boston Massacre' was coined by the patriot Samuel Adams and used in propaganda campaigns against the British.
The Effects of the Boston Massacre
The effects of the Boston Massacre were far reaching and led to the creation of the Committee of Correspondence.
The Sons of Liberty and patriots such as Samuel Adams and Paul Revere used the Boston Massacre as a calculated piece of political propaganda, designed to rouse antagonism in all of the colonies toward the Crown.
The events of the Boston Massacre were widely publicized, it contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in America and played a major part in the events that led to the American Revolution including the 1773 Tea Act which led to the Boston Tea Partyon December 16, 1774.