BC: By Maria Schiffert
FC: Boston | Let's travel on the road to independence | Places to visit
1: Newberry Street | Come shopping in this upscale district. You will find something you like!!
3: Old South Meeting House Voices were heard here in 1773. These meetings gave rise to the Boston Tea Party. Samuel Adams was a founder of The Boston Sons of Liberty.
5: OLD STATE HOUSE | The Boston Massacre took place outside of this building. The British soldiers shot five people. They were the first to give their lives for the sake of freedom.
7: Faneuil Hall | A Marketplace and meeting hall since 1742. Patriots inspired residents of Boston to boycott British controls, for example, The Stamp, Sugar, and Townsend Acts.
8: Paul Revere's House | A silversmith who spread the news of British attack. "One if by land, two if by sea." If one lantern burned in the Old North Church steeple, the Redcoats were approaching by land...
11: Minuteman Statue
13: Battle of Bunker Hill | The British won this battle, but at a loss of 1,000 casualties.
15: The Old North Bridge is the location of the Battle of Concord
16: The bridge was also the inspiration for a bridge in Disney's Magic Kingdom that leads from Cinderella's castle to Liberty Square.
17: Interesting fact!
18: The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first two battles of the American Revolution. At last, a Declaration of Independence.
20: The importance of the events leading to the American Revolution are many. The early colonists were brave and stood up for their beliefs. They wanted a government for the people and by the people. They would not settle for less. They fought for complete independence against tyranny.
21: Standing up for what we as Americans believe in is still the basis of our government. The United States shows the rest of the world how a democracy works. The United States government and military defend other countries whose citizens struggle to be free. The framer's of our constitution set an example for all time for those who strive for freedom.
22: In Myanmar, Aung san Suu Kyi, a political activist, would not give up her dreams for freedom. She was recently let out of 15 years of house arrest. She never gave up her fight, even in exchange for her being set free.
25: Other places to see!
26: Harvard University
27: The Charles River
28: Little Italy
29: The John Hancock Building