What Are Some Cities on a Map of the East Coast of the USA?


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Major cities one can find on a map of the East Coast include New York City, Boston, New Haven, Providence and Dover. Map Quest enables users to view even smaller cities by zooming in on parts of the East Coast, such as Mystic in southeast Connecticut and Fenwick Island, Delaware.

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New York City is the largest city both on the East Coast and in the United States, with over 8 million people as of 2015. The city actually served as the U.S. capital from 1785 to 1790. Currently, the city is one of the largest centers of culture, finance and entertainment in the world.

Boston, Massachusetts is an important historical site within the United States, having been the scene of the Boston Tea Party and other events of the Revolutionary War. The city saw the establishment of Harvard University, the first college in the United States, and the Mather School, the first public elementary school in the United States. Boston is also the site of the U.S.S. Constitution and the enormous Boston Public Library.

Roger Williams founded the city of Providence, Rhode Island, in 1636 on land he bought from the Narragansett Indians. Having left Massachusetts because of religious persecution, Williams enacted a policy of religious and political freedom within Providence.

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