The Revolutionary War started in Massachusetts. Following the hated Stamp Act, the British committed the infamous Boston Massacre, firing into a crowd and killing many. The colonists responded with the Boston Tea Party. The British then blocked the Boston Harbor to starve them into submission. The president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, James Warren, who died this day, Nov. 28, 1808, stated: "As it has pleased Almighty God ... to suffer the Calamities of ... War to take Place among us ... the most effectual Way to escape those desolating Judgments ... will be – that we repent and turn every one from his Iniquities."