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Old State House, Boston
Old State House, Boston
Resource Typeimage
TitleOld State House, Boston
Coverage / Year1713 to Present
DescriptionThe Old State House was a merchants exchange and a general meeting place. It was the symbol of royal authority in the colony.
InterpretationMany important historical events occurred at the Old State House, built in 1713. The Boston Massacre took place outside the building in 1770. In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read from the balcony.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Communities and Geography; English Colonies; Governing Ourselves; The Constitution and the U.S.; Revolutionary War
Learning Standards14 Political Systems; 15 Economics; 16 History; 17 Geography; 18 Social Systems
Author or CreatorIllinois Heritage Association
Subject / KeywordsAmerican Revolution; Colonialists; Colonial America
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
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Resource IdentifierIHA00208
CONTENTdm file name1408202122002_IHA00174.jpg
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