History - Everyone in the United States learns
about the American Revolutionary War and what an important
role Boston played in the war in school. Boston was
founded by an English immigrant and now it is a booming
city. Boston is named for an old English town that
the founder Reverend William Blackstone had lived
in. There is enough history located in Boston to fill
a few books and plenty of have been written about
his great city.
1629: Reverend William Blackstone
came to settle in the area now called Boston.
1630 September 17: Boston was named
Boston by the Reverend and other Purtain settlers.
1664: To live in the area of known
as Massachusetts, you needed to be a Purtain.
1639: First Printing Press
18th Century: The Boston Harbor
grew into a commercial center, trade increased, mills
opened, farms on the outskirts.
1730's: The Colonial Resistance
found a home in Boston after the British increased
1765: Stamp Act
1767: Townshend Act
1770: March 5: Boston Massacre,
the British fired upon a group of civilians.
1773: Tea Tax, this lead to the
Boston Tea Party.
1775: April 18: The British sent
troops to arrest the resistance members.
1775: April 19: The shot that was
heard around the world, the American Revolutionary
1780: John Hancock is elected to
a governor of Massachusetts.
1783: Boston abolish slavery.
1860: Boston is very anti slavery.
19th Century: Industrial Era for
20th Century: The first decades
business, mills closed.
WWII: Boston manufacturer's weapons
Every street corner is filled with history and culture
in Boston. This great New England
has been through a great deal since it was started.
It started out small and grew into a major metropolitan
location in the United States. If you would like to
know more about the history that is alive in Boston,
visit your local library or even better visit Boston