Then and Now

Then and Now

The Boston trade markets started from humble beginnings, but became a top port in the early Americas. Even after the 19th century, Boston was a hub of international trade. Shippings vessels can be seen coming into the harbor from across the globe today, and the ships docked bring back memories of days past.

 

Population chart of the city of Boston

Population chart of the city of Boston

Graph of Growth and Population of Boston and Bostonian Churches

 

With the growth of population came the growth of churches in the city. Immigrants who came into Boston brought with them their religious beliefs, and new churches were built to support the large number of people attending services. The majority of people in Boston were Catholic, as those were the dominant religions in Italy and Ireland, but Jewish synagogues and Protestant buildings emerged soon after.

Pie chart of Boston's economy

Pie chart of Boston’s economy

Today, Boston remains a central city in Massachusetts and America. Its diverse economy as demonstrated in the chart above reflects the unique population and industries based in the city. The area’s many colleges and universities make Boston an international center of higher education and medicine, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation for a variety of reasons. Boston is placed among the top 30 most economically powerful cities in the world, and continues to be a leading area for growth and development in the US.

 

Sources on page –

“Boston Discovery Guide: Plan Your Next Boston Vacation.” Boston Discovery Guide: Plan Your Next Boston Vacation. Boston Discovery Guide, 2015. Web. 20 Apr. 2015. <http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/>.

“United States Census Bureau.” Boston (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau, Mar. 2015. Web. 20 Apr. 2015. <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/25/2507000.html>.