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Massachusetts

CONTENTS

Facts and Figures

Official Symbols of Massachusetts
Official Symbols of Massachusetts

Famous Bay Staters
Famous Bay Staters

Important Dates in Massachusetts
Important Dates in Massachusetts

Mayflower Compact
Mayflower Compact
the first agreement for self-government ever put in force in America

Massachusetts Bay Colony
Massachusetts Bay Colony
the first British colony in America to have its own government

Shays' Rebellion
Shay's Rebellion
an uprising involving debt-ridden farmers in western and central Massachusetts

John Endecott
John Endecott
Governor of Salem

Anne Hutchinson
Anne Hutchinson
Puritan dissenter

Increase Mather
Increase Mather
Puritan leader who doubted the effectiveness and fairness of the Salem Witch Trials

Paul Revere
Paul Revere
patriotic silversmith

Myles Standish
Myles Standish
military governor of Plymouth Colony

John Winthrop
John Winthrop
co-founder and Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony

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