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See where two U.S. presidents were born, in Quincy.
Essay, timeline, first-person accounts and maps from the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Overview of the battle at Old North Bridge.
"Unabashed gossip about the people and events at the start of the American Revolution in Massachusetts."
Written by a Boston resident shortly after the 1770 incident.
History of the famous engraving by Paul Revere.
All about the famous riot.
Account of the trials that followed the Massacre. John Adams was one of the defense lawyers.
Includes the Old State House, Faneuil Hall and the Bunker Hill Monument.
Book: Children's illustrated history.
Listen to and watch a historian discuss the event.
Boston historical society and museum, in the Old State House.
Complete research resource on the events of the Boston Massacre. Pictures,historic document, even satellite photos of the Boston Massacre site
Non-profit group that interprets the lives of the soldiers and women of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.
First man to die in the Boston Massacre.
Biography of a Massachusetts loyalist.
Part of the Boston National Historical Park.
The commander at Bunker Hill, he told his troops: "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
A look at the role of women in revolutionary Massachusetts.
Where the American Revolution began. Old North Bridge in Concord, the Lexington Green and the line of march the Minutemen took to the battles.
Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln
Several Revolutionary-era figures are buried here.
The church with the lanterns that set Paul Revere on his ride.
"No tax on tea! That was the decision on December 16, 1773, when 5,000 angry colonists gathered at the Old South Meeting House to protest a tax and started a revolution with the Boston Tea Party. Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston, and provided a stage for the drama of the American Revolution. African American poet Phillis Wheatley and statesman Benjamin Franklin were members of Old South's congregation. As a meeting place and a haven for free speech and assembly, Old South Meeting House has been in continuous use for over 250 years. Today you can visit this National Historic Landmark and experience events that shaped our country through the new multimedia exhibition, Voices of Protest."
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Photos from the 2006 re-creation of the Battle of Old North Bridge in Concord. Once again, the Minutemen forced the Redcoats into a hasty retreat.
Book: He started his "midnight ride" closer to 10 p.m., he never made it to Concord and he didn't yell "the British are coming!" (since back then, the colonists still considered themselves British). David Hackett Fischer, a history professor at Brandeis University, tells the real story of Revere's ride.
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Map showing the path British soldiers took to and from the battles of Lexington and Concord.
Biography of the revolutionary leader.
Story of the hero of the Battle of Old North Bridge - who was from Acton.
The Tory Trail consists of six museum sites joining together to promote history through the stories of Loyalist families, their neighbors, and their servants.
Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Weston, Cambridge, Marshfield, & Medford
Biography of the last, Loyalist, civilian governor of Massachusetts before the Revolution.
Uses links to historical Boston maps
from 1722 to present to make the case
that the actual location of the Boston Tea Party can indeed be found
and that it differs from all sites
currently proposed. The key to doing
so is refrain from looking at "what has changed" and look instead at "what remains unchanged".
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