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<div>Old North Church</div><div>It is the oldest standing church building in Boston. Old North Church has been blown down twice by hurricanes; once in 1804 and again in 1954. This played an important part along with having a direct role in the American Revolution because Paul Revere and Robert Newman put the lamps that signaled the advancement of British troops towards Lexington and Concord. Major John Pitcairn, a British hero, led the Redcoats at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. He was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill; Pitcairn was buried beneath Old North Church. </div> drive.google.com IMG_4261.JPG
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Paul Revere's house</span></div><div>Built around 1680, it is the oldest remaining structure in downtown Boston and the only home on the Freedom Trail. This site played an important role in the American Revolution because throughout the 19th century, the house served as a containment for sailors, the Irish, Jewish and Italian immigrants. His house did not have a direct role in the events that led to the Revolution. </div><div><br></div> drive.google.com IMG_2487.JPG
<div>Long Wharf</div><div>Construction of the Long Wharf began in 1710, it extended from the beginning of King Street and provided direct access to the commercial center of colonial Boston. It was associated with the military history of Boston. The British troops landed in this site in 1768 to enforce the King's laws and to evacuate the same troops in March 1776. This site played an important part in the American Revolution because military stores were kept in its warehouses. Long Wharf had a direct role during the Revolution because privateers and blockade runners sailed from here to attack the British. </div> drive.google.com IMG_4264.JPG
<div>Old State House</div><div>The Old State House has been standing for over 300 years. The Declaration of Independence was first read from the balcony of the building to the Bostonians. It was the center of the events that sparked the American Revolution such as The Boston Massacre. It was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770. The British and American Colonists had a growing tension ever since the British stepped on MA land regarding the taxes on tea.</div> drive.google.com IMG_2483.JPG
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Faneuil Hall</span></div><div>Faneuil Hall is referred as the home of free speech and cradle of liberty. The building hosted America's first town meeting. This building served as a meeting hall and market place for more than 270 years. This historic site is important because this is where Americans first protested against the sugar and stamp acts. Faneuil Hall did not have a direct role, but this is where the Sons of Liberty met to proclaim against royal oppression. </div><div><br></div><div><br></div> drive.google.com IMG_2491.JPG
<div>Copp's Hill Burying Ground was the second burying ground established in Boston 1660. It is the final resting place and cemetery of merchants, artisans and craft people who lived in the North End. During the Revolution, British soldiers occupied Copp's Hill as a military station. They found it entertaining to fire bullets at the gravestones, the marks of which can still be seen on some of them. It did not have a direct role in the American Revolution.</div> drive.google.com IMG_2490.JPG
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Boston Common </span></div><div>The Boston Common was established in 1634. Puritan colonists purchased the land to graze their cows. The Common is the oldest public park in America, it played an important part in Boston's role in the Revolution because the redcoats made camp on the Common in 1775. At the end of the Revolutionary War, the Common was the place where the repeal of the Stamp Act was celebrated. The Boston Common had a direct role in the events that led to the revolution. British forces gathered there before the battle of Lexington and Concord as well as the battle of Bunker Hill. </div> drive.google.com IMG_4267.JPG
<div>Old South Meeting House</div><div>The Old South Meeting House was built in 1729. It was a meeting house for the Puritans to worship. The House was the biggest building in all of colonial Boston and it was the home for some of the most dramatic events that led up to the American Revolution. This is where the founding father met on December 16, 1773 to discuss the taxes on tea. Bostonians did not want to pay the tea tax because they had no representative in the British government. This meeting house had no direct role in the events that led to the revolution because they did not dump the tea directly from here. </div><div><br></div> drive.google.com IMG_2481.JPG
<div>Granary Burial Ground</div><div>It was established in 1660, some of America's most important citizens rest here. This ground, once part of the Boston Common, helped alleviate overcrowding in the nearby King's Chapel Burying Ground. This historic site played an important part in the American Revolution because Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Peter Faneuil, Paul Revere and the five victims of the Boston Massacre were buried at this burial site.</div><div><br></div> drive.google.com IMG_4278.JPG
<div>Work Cited</div><div><br></div><div>"Official Sites on the Trail." The Freedom Trail Foundation. N.p., 18 Oct. 2016. Web. 18 Oct. 2016.</div><div><br></div><div>United States. National Park Service. "NPS.gov Homepage (U.S. National Park Service)." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, 18 Oct. 2016. Web. 24 Oct. 2016</div>