Boston is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, founded in 1630. Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and 21st most populous city in the United States. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston. Upon American independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The Boston area's many colleges and universities make it a world
leader in higher education, including law, medicine, engineering and business. Boston's economic base also includes finance,[ professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology and government activities.
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