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Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston
Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston
Resource Typeimage
TitleCopp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston
Coverage / Year18th Century to Present
DescriptionAn 18th century burying ground in Boston, which contains many old tombstones.
InterpretationThe high elevation of the burying ground made it a strategic location. The British occupied in during the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first battle of the American Revolution, June 17, 1775. They were able to place cannon there and fire down on Charlestown, located just across the Inner Harbor. Charlestown was settled by Puritan families in 1629, a year earlier than Boston. The Bunker Hill monument is located in Charlestown. Bunker Hill Day is still observed in Boston, and many public buildings are closed.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Communities and Geography; English Colonies; Governing Ourselves; How we learn about communities; Revolutionary War
Learning Standards16 History; 17 Geography
Author or CreatorIllinois Heritage Association
Subject / KeywordsAmerican Revolution; Bunker Hill; 'Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.'
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
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Resource IdentifierIHA00220
CONTENTdm file name90645221312003_IHA00220.jpg
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