The first city we are visiting is Boston. We wanted to go there because of the awesome sites.
The first place we are visiting in Boston is the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. We're going there because this is where the Son's of Liberty held meetings there. This is also where they dressed up as Mohawk Indians and dumped a ton of tea into the Boston Harbor. They were protesting the Tea Act, which made them pay tax on tea.
Our second place we are visiting in Boston is the Bunker Hill Monument. We are going there because this is where one of the first major battles were fought in the Revolutionary War. This battle made the British think the war would be harder than they thought.
The second historic city we are traveling to is Philadelphia.
The first place we are going to in Philadelphia is Independence Hall. We are going there because it is where the Declaration of Independence was signed [made the USA an independent nation]. It was also where the Constitution was adopted.
The second place we're going to in Philadelphia is the Betsy Ross House. We want to go there because it is where the very first American flag was made by Betsy Ross. We have the same flag today just with more stars, because there are more states now.
The third place we are going to in Philadelphia is the Liberty Bell. We want to go there because it summoned citizens to Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence claimed us an Independent nation.
The third and final historic city we are visiting is Washington, DC.
The first place we are visiting in Washington is the Arlington Cemetery. We want to go there because it is the 2nd largest cemetery in the United States and it has a ton of soldiers who fought and died trying to protect our nation.
The second place we are visiting in DC is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. We want to go there because it stands as a symbol of America's honor for men and women who died in the Vietnam War, or they are still missing. More than 58,000 people are inscribed on the memorial.
The third place that we are going in Washington is the Lincoln Memorial. We want to go there because the monument is honoring the 16th president of the United States, Abe Lincoln. It is a tribute to Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War.
The fourth and final place we are visiting in DC is Ford's Theater. We want to go there because it is where our 16th president, Abe Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865.
We hope you enjoyed our planning for Our Spring Break Vacation. We can't wait to go!!!