What Are Some Famous Cities in the United States?


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Some famous cities in the United States include Boston, New York City and Los Angeles. Boston, located in Massachusetts, features a rich history in the founding of the country as it was the site of some of the first rebellious activities by the American colonies. The most populous city in the country, New York City, New York, features famous buildings and bridges. Los Angeles, in California, houses Hollywood and the country's film industry.

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During the lead up to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, anti-British sentiment reached a fever-pitch in the city as rebels threw cartons of tea overboard in 1773, known as the Boston Tea Party, in defiance of the tax on tea. Although instigated by Boston citizens, the British gunned down colonial citizens in 1770 in what would become known as the Boston Massacre.

New York City, the site of President George Washington's inauguration in 1789, became the first American city many immigrants laid eyes upon while sailing into Ellis Island. The city also became home to the Brooklyn Bridge built in 1883, and the once tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building built in 1930.

Los Angeles, grew out of the westward expansion during the 19th century's gold rush and the influx of Jewish filmmakers to the city in the early 20th century The city became the home of the film industry that boomed between 1913 and 1930.

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