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BOSTON MA HISTORY - BOSTON MA HISTORY

Boston HistoryBoston 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 taxes

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 War started.

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 Boston

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 city 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 .
 

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