Boston's Liberty Elm is arguably the first symbol of
freedom for the United States. The tree was a rallying
point for oration, celebration and revolution.
August 14, 1765 a group of men gathered in Boston under
a large Elm tree to protest the hated Stamp Act. They
called themselves the
Sons of Liberty.
In the years that followed almost
every American town had its own liberty tree. Thus,
Liberty Tree became a living symbol of popular support
for individual liberty and resistance to tyranny.