Boston is the largest city and capital of Massachusetts, a state in the United States. It is the economic hub and educational center of the New England region. Boston was settled in 1630 by the English Puritans seeking freedom to practice their strict version of Protestantism. The city's fine harbor led it to become the main port of the New England colonies, and in the last quarter of the 18th century, it was a center of the movement for independence from Britain that led to the American Revolution.
Boston remained an economic center through the 19th century, both as a financial hub and as a port through which manufactured goods such as shoes and textiles were shipped. At the onset of the 20th century, the availability of cheaper labor in the Southern states led to a decline in New England manufacturing industries, and hard times for Boston as well. It continued however to be a center for advanced education, the city and its surrounding towns home to dozens of colleges and universities, allowing greater Boston to become a vital center of the technology industries that burgeoned in the last half of the 20th century.
Democrat hegemony and rat infestation
The last Republican mayor of Boston was elected in 1926.
Boston is one of the most rat infested cities of the world.
2020 Antifa riots
- See also: 2020 Antifa riots
In Boston, Progressive white supremacist rioters defaced the 54th Regiment Memorial to black soldiers in the Civil War as Antifa protests moved through the city. A website dedicated to the memorial, which stands at the top of a hill on the Boston Common, explains:
The most acclaimed piece of sculpture on Boston Common is the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens; a memorial to that group of men who were among the first African Americans to fight in the Civil War. The monument portrays Shaw and his men marching down Beacon Street past the State House on May 28, 1863 as they left Boston on their way to South Carolina, Shaw erect on his horse, the men marching alongside.
The story of the 54th was immortalized in the Hollywood movie Glory, for which Denzel Washington received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
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