Boston

Post Office and Courthouse
Boston, o­ne of the oldest cities in the United States, has a rich history. When many people think of Boston, they think of Paul Revere and his famous chant, "The British are Coming" through the nearby villages.

Boston was founded in 1630 by the Puritans o­n the Shamwut Peninsula and the Charles River. It was later merged with the Pilgrim settlement in Plymouth, thus creating the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In the 1700's, the British started to impose high taxes o­nto the North American colonies and because Boston was a major town at the time, the British then attempted to annex the city in the 1770's. This led to Paul Revere's famous warning ride to wake the minute men, which then led to the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and several American Revolution battles, such as Bunker Hill and Breeds Hill. These events would later lead to American Independence in 1776.

Now Boston is considered to be a center for politics and intellectualism and is home to several colleges and universities. It is also ranked high o­n the list of the world's livable cities, has high living standards, and a low crime rate.

Boston
Boston Downtown
There are many things to do when visiting Boston. Because of its significance in American history, visitors to Boston should walk the "Freedom Trail". This is a marked trail throughout the city that has stops at various historical markers along the way. These stops include the U.S. Navy's USS Constitution, Paul Revere's house, the Bunker Hill monument o­n Breed's Hill, the Old North Church, Fenuil Hall, and the cemetery which holds the remains of several revolutionaries.
You may also visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and the new Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, which is a wonder of its kind.


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