This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Boston National Historical Park Essay

3436 words - 14 pages

Have you ever wondered why Boston National Historical Park is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Boston? There are many historical attractions within the park.Most of the Boston National Historical Park sites are connected by the Freedom Trail. Recognized as a National Recreation Trail, the 3-mile trail is a walking tour of 16 sites and structures of historic importance in downtown Boston and Charlestown.Faneuil HallIn early 18th-century Boston a number of merchant families amassed great wealth through shipping and trade. Codfish, caught off the coast, were dried, salted, and traded in the West Indies for molasses and rum. These products were, in turn, exchanged in Europe ...view middle of the document...

It was the center of all political life and debate in colonial Boston. On July 18, 1776, citizens gathered in the street to hear the Declaration of Independence read from the building's balcony, the first public reading in Massachusetts. The Royal Governor presided here until the new State House was built on Beacon Hill in 1798. In the 18th century the first floor of the Old State House was used as a Merchant's Exchange, while the basement was rented by John Hancock as warehouse space. Here in February 1761 James Otis argued against the Writs of Assistance, the British Crown's policy of issuing general search warrants that specified neither charges nor individuals. He lost his case but inspired events that would lead to Revolution fifteen years later. Representatives Hall, at the opposite end of the building, was the meeting place of the Massachusetts Assembly. The central area of the second floor was the meeting place of the Massachusetts Assembly, one of the most independent of the colonial legislatures.Paul Revere HouseLocated at North Square, this building was built around 1680. It is the oldest wooden building still standing in Boston. Paul Revere lived here from 1770 to 1800. While living here he performed the patriotic acts he was famous for such as the Boston Tea Party and his Midnight ride to warn the Lexington and Concord residents of the approaching British Redcoats. The house is owned by the Paul Revere Memorial Association.U.S.S. Constitution MuseumThe USS Constitution Museum brings to life the stories of the individuals who authorized, built, served on and preserved USS Constitution. Through hands-on exhibits, displays of historic artifacts, computer simulated re-enactments, and public programming, the Museum strives to make a personal connection to our American past and the heritage of USS Constitution. The USS Constitution Museum brings her tale alive through its collection of 3,000 original artifacts and art work and through hands-on activities. You can watch artisans at work demonstrating many of the crafts of the 19th century. You can even try your hand at the delicate art of model shipbuilding. You can even visit Old Ironsides' lower decks (off limits to the general public) in a 10.minute full.color video presentation. Admission to the Museum is free to all.Charleston Navy YardThe Charlestown Navy Yard was built on what was once Mouton's or Morton's Point, the landing place of the British army prior to the Battle of Bunker Hill. It was one of the first shipyards built in the United States. Established in 1800, Charlestown Navy Yard served the fleet with distinction--especially proving its worth in each of the nation's wars--until its closing in 1974. The men and women of its workforce built more than 200 warships, including the World War II destroyer USS Cassin Young, and maintained and repaired thousands more.The National Park Service now maintains an important part of the ship yard, and USS Constitution and USS Cassin Young...

Other Essays Like Boston National Historical Park

Breathe A Little French Air Essay

578 words - 3 pages  should try hiking through the  Cevennes. The Cevennes is another one of France’s national parks located in the South of the  country. It is the only large wooded national park of France and is covered with more than one  thousand square kilometers of deciduous and coniferous forests. This park is extremely diverse  holding over twenty­four thousand different species of plants and animals for you to admire. The  Cevennes also have a network

America - The Decisive Years A Discussion On Slavery; Britain's Treatment Of The Colonies And Weaknesses Of The Articles Of Confederation

1390 words - 6 pages Description of the Coasts of North and South Guinea," in Thomas Astley and John Churchill, eds., Collection of Voyages and Travels (London, 1732)Bluett, Thomas, Some Memoirs of the Life of Job, the Son of Solomon (London, 1734).Cary L., Embracing Our History Of Slavery, The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 12, 2003Diethorn, Karie, Domestic Servants in Philadelphia, 1780-1830 (Original work unpublished by Independence National Historical Park

The Great Barrier Reef In Australia

3527 words - 15 pages coastal waters of Papua New Guinea 24'N-10'S, 145'-154'E.DATE AND HISTORY OF ESTABLISHMENT The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 provides for the establishment, control, care and development of a Marine Park covering 98.5% of the Great Barrier Reef Region as defined in that Act. Parts of Green Island (1937) and Heron Island (1943) were gazetted as national parks under the State Forests and National Parks Act 1903-1948 (Queensland). Heron

War Of 1812

2741 words - 11 pages March 27 -- Congress authorizes construction of six frigates to help protect American merchant fleets from attacks by the Algerian pirates and harassment by British and French forces. They are to be designed by Joshua Humphreys and Josiah Fox and built at six different sites. The contract for one of those ships, to be named CONSTITUTION, is given to Edmond Hartt's Shipyard in Boston. Back to Historical Events List 1794-1797: CONSTITUTION is

Coconut Grove Fire

1410 words - 6 pages Cocoanut Grove The Cocoanut Grove was a restaurant and supper club located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The building was built in 1927 and was located near Park Square. The Grove, as it was called, had been very popular during the late 1920’s, but had come across hard times during the 1930’s. In the early years of World War II the restaurant became very popular again. In 1942, The Grove was the popular place to be and where everyone liked

Revere Street - Project Valuation

841 words - 4 pages -residential. Revere Street, a residential property located in the heart of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, provides a wonderful location for residents who also like to enjoy the convenience and diversity the city could offer. Revere Street shares Boston's unique New England historical city view and modernized financial district landscape. The pin point with the letter A on the map below shows a geographic center of Revere Street inside the City of Boston

Job Earcch Strageigl

4965 words - 20 pages • Massachusetts Department of Education— • Massachusetts School Counselor Association— * • Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents— • National Association for Bilingual Education— * • School Spring (K–12 listing nationwide)— • Teachers @ Work— ENTREPRENEURSHIP 6 • The Global Network of Entrepreneurs— * • Boston

Euro Disneyland - a Case Study

4470 words - 18 pages , the tourist business is characterized by a wide variety of different opportunities, while in the US, the opportunities lack in respects to variety. On the other hand, the situation of insufficiency in types of recreation opportunities supported the development of the theme park industry in the U.S. The missing of cultural sites embosses the theme park industry in the U.S. a.) The U.S. show “historical reviews” or “historical landmarks” which

History Final Essay

1588 words - 7 pages and freedoms were finally implemented, which helped to promote our economic success in years to come. Word Count: 1310 Work Cited Johnson, Michael P. "Thomas Jefferson on Slavery and Race." Reading the American past Selected Historical Documents. 5th ed. Vol. 1. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012. N. pag. Print. Johnson, Michael P. "A Slave Demands That Thomas Jefferson Abolish Slavery." Reading the American past Selected Historical Documents

Exam Revision on Japan

632 words - 3 pages . Seniority wages: it goes hand in hand with wage equality, they eat in the same cantine as the employees, park in the same car park. 3. Japanese miracle: the role with government is an important point (MITI) in promoting Japanese business. MITI targeted business which it thought will become giants or national champions, some organisations became big some didn’t. MITI promoted the mission cartel. Sales time Chinese buying American bonds

negro league cafe

725 words - 3 pages the Eastern Colored League and the Negro National League reemerged in 1929 as the American Negro League. As the white major league the Negro League had their own World Series. Over the years, eleven inter league Black World Series were held. Also, in 1933 the black teams began all-star competition. The game was known as the East West game and played each summer at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. The game was considered more important than the

Related Papers

Preservation And Restoration Of Historical Buildings

1364 words - 6 pages public use. The house has a significant connection to the past of the city and the river. The plans include education for school children, connection to the national park services, and public events (Geehan, A. 2009). Historical buildings like the Spaulding House can be restored to use as an educational tool. It is important to keep history alive for students to be able to learn about the past of their city. Education about history becomes more

Final Project Sci 230 Essay

1899 words - 8 pages various Everglades National Park Four species of fish, wildlife and plants have aesthetic, educational, historical and scientific value. On December 13, 1989 President George H.W. Bush signed the Everglades National Park Protection Expansion Act. This added 109,506 acres to the eastern side of the park, it closed the park to air boats, and it directed the Department of the Army to restore water to improve the ecosystems

Aztects Essay

636 words - 3 pages the Balcones Escarpment and is a transitional area between the Great Plains and the Coastal Plains.With about 15 to 31 inches annual rainfall, the southern end of the Great Plains are gently rolling plains of shrub and grassland, and home to the dramatic Caprock Canyons and Palo Duro Canyon state parks.National Parks in this area are the Lyndon b. Johnson National Historical Park and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.North Central

New York City Essay

5308 words - 22 pages history of the Statue of Liberty, including the statue's original 1886 torch, are contained in the statue's base.  Also part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, and also administered by the National Park Service, is nearby Ellis Island, home to a federal immigration station from 1892 to 1954. During those years, a full 12 million of the 16 million immigrants who arrived in the U.S. passed through Ellis Island on their way to a new life in