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    Massachusetts 1 of the original 13 colonies and one of the six New England states and is very important to the history of America and is a relatively wealthy state. Massachusetts had the thirteenth-highest gross state product in 2005. Although this state is very small, it is one of the most populated states in the US. Boston is the state capital and the largest city with a very important seaport. Massachusetts is also the homes to some of the most important people in our history today like John Adams, Paul Revere, John Quincy Adams, George H. W. Bush. Massachusetts is the 6th state in the United States and is one of the most densely populated states in the country. It ranks forty-fifth in size among the fifty states and is definitely one…

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    HISTORY ESSAY Many differences existed between Virginia and Massachusetts with the main ones being laid on the economic and social structures of their society. Each of them was established as a result of different ways of living. Their occupants had different customs and religious beliefs with them being dependent on their different ways of settlement, religion, agricultural practices and labour. Virginia and Massachusetts were both colonies of England at around the same period. Many same…

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    Here in the United States, there are a number of different Native American peoples. One of these is the Nipmuc tribe, which spans central Massachusetts and part of Connecticut and Rhodes Island (Thee, 2006, 636). The Nipmuc tribe consists of three separate bands known as the Wabaquasett, the Hassanamesit and the Chaubunagungamaug (Sacks, 2011). They have a history, nonmaterial culture, material culture, and a role in U.S. society that is both unique as well as shared with other Native American…

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    Introduction The Boston Massacre also known as the “massacre perpetrated in King Street” is quite possibly the most misnamed event in American history. What was in 1770 considered a massacre, would today by historians be seen as merely an angry mob gone awry. A massacre, as defined by Webster's Dictionary is an act or instance of killing a number of usually helpless or unresisting human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty. But were those citizens involved in the massacre really…

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    years later the Massachusetts Bay was established. There are many events and factors in history that helped in the founding and in the development of the colonies of Virginia (also known as Royal Colony), and Massachusetts Bay (also known as Charter Colony). They were both British Colonies, but the reasons they came were for different. Between these colonies there are many similarities and differences in the founding and development of each society. Similarities, they were both successful in the…

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    American Revolution In American history classes, students hear about the famous men that fought in wars and those that led the country to better places. However, they rarely hear about what the women of these times had to offer. One of the most famous wars in this country was the American Revolution, in which we fought for our freedom from Britain. This was also a time where women were able to step up and do some of the same jobs as men could, and many of them became famous for their roles in…

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    century was the Quaker Mary Dyer or Mary Barrett as maiden name. Originally from England, her exact day of birth is considered unknown for the most part, but she was reportedly born in 1611. She immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 with her husband William Dyer then live in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1638. She later returned to England, where she lived for seven years.…

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    Secondary Sources Latner, Richard B. "The Long and Short of Salem Witchcraft: Chronology and Collective Violence in 1692." Journal of Social History 42, no. 1 (2008): 137-156. http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=0&sid=2d94ea2f-15f0-49db-98c8-085aaafbe5e8%40sessionmgr4007. Latner provides a general overview of the Salem Witch Trials. The author touches on specific incidents and provides descriptions showing how the accusations occurred over many brief periods. This source,…

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    Over 200 innocent people were killed in the events that took place during 1692 and 1693. This event caused so many lives to be taken from people over one belief, and that was that the villagers accused were a witch. The Salem Witch Trials started from fearful beliefs in an isolated location that led to cruel punishments and death for some men, women, and children. The Salem Witch Trials are known as a dark time in history. The Salem Witch Trials are “a series of witchcraft cases brought before…

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    Anne Bradstreet was born as Anne Dudley in Northampton, England in 1612. Her parents were Thomas Dudley, who was a steward of the Earl of Lincoln, and Dorothy Yorke. Anne became very well educated due to her father’s high position, which was unique because most women did not receive an education during this time period. Anne was tutored in many languages such as Greek, Latin, French, Hebrew, and English. She was also tutored in history and literature. When Anne was sixteen, she married…

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