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Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year.Boston's early European settlers had first called the area Trimountaine (after its "three mountains," only traces of which remain today) but later renamed it Boston after Boston, Lincolnshire, England, the origin of several prominent colonists.The act prompted the Boston Tea Party, where a group of rebels threw an entire shipment of tea sent by the British East India Company into Boston Harbor.The Boston Tea Party was a key event leading up to the revolution, as the British government responded furiously with the Intolerable Acts, demanding compensation for the lost tea from the rebels.Boston itself was besieged for almost a year during the Siege of Boston, which began on April 19, 1775.The New England militia impeded the movement of the British Army.
British troops evacuated Boston on March 17, which solidified the revolutionaries' control of the city.
On March 4, 1776, Washington commanded his army to fortify Dorchester Heights, an area of Boston.
The army placed cannons there to repel a British invasion against their stake in Boston.
Several weeks later, George Washington took over the militia after the Continental Congress established the Continental Army to unify the revolutionary effort.
Both sides faced difficulties and supply shortages in the siege, and the fighting was limited to small-scale raids and skirmishes.