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Some of the major U.S.cities include Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Miami. Each city has something unique to offer. We will provide information on some of the major destination cities, and the sites to enjoy within them.

 
Washington DC

City of Washinton D.C.The District of Columbia (also Washington D.C.) is the capital of the United States and originated on July 16, 1790. The land came from Maryland and Virginia, but the land south of the Potomac River was given back to Virginia in 1847. The land that makes up the District of Columbia is the area from the original Maryland gave for the capital. The city was developed to keep it separate for the states.

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New York City
New York CitySince 1790 the City of New York in New York state has been the largest most populated city in the U.S. There is 322 square miles in the city with more than 8.2 million people. It was the first capital city of the new country, and George Washington was inaugrated there as the frst president. For more than a hundred years, New York City has been a money center with world wide effects on news, political affairs, education, theater, the arts and fashion. With the United Nations being in New York, the city also has a big influence on foreign matters.
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Boston
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A Puritan colony from England started the city of Boston in the Commonwealth of Massachusettson on September 17, 1630. During the late 1700's Boston was the site of a few major events in the American Revolution, to include the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, happened inside the city and the areas surrounding it. After American independence was reached, Boston became a major port and business center, and due to its history now has 16.3 million visitors a year.

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Chicago

Chicago ILChicago is a city in the state of Illinois and it started as the Town of Chicago on August 12, 1833 with 350 people. It grew to more than 4,000 in seven years. The actual city of Chicago was incorporated on March 4, 1837. It was on a site between Great Lakes and the watershed of the Mississippi River.

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Los Angeles
Los AngelesLos Angeles, California was started in 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula translated as The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porciúncula. It was part of Mexico in 1821, after its independence from Spain. At the end of the Mexican-American War In 1848, Los Angeles and California were bought as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States; Mexico kept the Baja. It was incorporated as a city on April 4, 1850, five months later California became a state.
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San Francisco

San FranciscoThe San Fransico area was settled by the Spanish in 1976 and created a fort and mission near where the Golden Gate is today. When Mexico was declared independent from Spain in 1821, this settlement became part of Mexico. By 1835 an Englishman, William Richardson, started to homestead near the Mission Dolores that was close to the harbor. They soon expanded and named the area Yerba Buena and brought other American settlers. Commodore John D. Sloat said that California was part of the United States on July 7, 1846, during the Mexican-American War, and Captain John B. Montgomery came to claim Yerba Buena two days later. Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco the next year.

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