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Boston's Liberty Elm is arguably the first symbol of freedom for the United States. It was a backdrop to oration, celebration, and revolution.

On August 14, 1765, colonists  hung effigies of Lord Butte and Andrew Oliver in protest against the despised Stamp Act. Revolutionaries held rallies and speeches around the tree.

It was cut down by departing British soldiers in 1775.

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