Historic Site

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Boston, MA 02109
United States

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Known as the "Cradle of Liberty," Faneuil Hall was a site where political leaders like Samuel Adams and James Otis would protest the British government and their actions, including the Stamp Act. George Washington visited the site to toast the nation on its first birthday, and Daniel Webster would eulogize Thomas Jefferson and John Adams a month after their deaths on July 4th, 1826. The site would later be used by abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass to protest the institution of slavery, while anti-abolitionists such as future Confederate President Jefferson Davis, would also speak here before the Civil War.

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