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Things You Should Know About Massachusetts

When we think of the beginnings of the history of the United States you can't help but realize the impact that the state of Massachusetts played in the early days of this country. Here some facts about the state that you should know. It was one of the 13 original colonies of the United States and the home of the Boston Tea party.
When we think of the beginnings of the history of the United States you can't help but realize the impact that the state of Massachusetts played in the early days of this country. Here some facts about the state that you should know. Massachusetts played a key role in the discovering of the United States. The Pilgrims founded Plymouth Colony in 1620. Massachusetts was one of the 13 original colonies of the United States and many of the most historic events of our countries history happened in the state during the times that it was still considered a colony. In 1773 the Boston Tea Party happened. This was when many people threw tea in to the water to protest unjust taxation from Britain. In April of 1775 The Minute Men Started the American Revolution. This was of course the most significant war in United States history. Soldiers from the original 13 colonies battled against soldiers of Great Britain to gain our independence. The war lasted until 1983. Massachusetts was entered in to the Union on February 6th of 1788. It was the 6th state entered in to the Union. It became a part of the Union less than 30 days after Connecticut, and just a little over 30 days earlier than Georgia. As far as agriculture goes the state is known for their growing of cranberries, as well as their dairy products, and poultry. Not surprisingly the state drink is cranberry juice. The state motto is "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty" The state bird is the Black-Capped chickadee The state flower is the Mayflower. The first basketball game happened in Massachusetts in 1891. The first subway was created in Massachusetts in 1898. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston. Boston is also the largest city in the state. Massachusetts is the home of the first college which is Harvard which came about in 1636 and is still one of the best colleges in the United States today. Massachusetts governor John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States in 1961 he was the youngest elected president of the United States. The first World Series was played in Massachusetts in 1903. Phyllis Wheatley a woman from Massachusetts was the first African American woman to publish a book which she did in 1773. The first post office was in Massachusetts in 1639. The first Thanksgiving was in Massachusetts in 1621. Robert Goddard launched the first liquid fuel rocket in Massachusetts. Massachusetts resident Francis Perkins became the first female cabinet member. First vice president and second president of the United States John Adams and his wife Abigail were both from Massachusetts. Plymouth Rock is located in Massachusetts this is where the first explorers landed. Herman Melville lived in the Berkshires of Massachusetts when he wrote Moby Dick. Foods that are popular in Massachusetts particularly in Boston are Boston Cream pie, Boston Baked Beans, and Cod. Massachusetts is the home of such places as Martha’s Vineyard, Woods Hole, Buzzards Bay, New Bedford, Sandwich Hyannis, which was the home of Paul Revere. Also located in Massachusetts is the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. You can also visit Amherst House where Emily Dickinson wrote some of America’s best known poetry.

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