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    The puritans established the colony of Massachusetts bay in 1630.They hoped to purify the church of England and then return to Europe within a new and improved religion. The Massachusetts bay puritans were more immediately successful than other colonies. They brought enough supplies. They arrived in the spring time. They had good leadership (including john Winthrop). Puritans fished, cut timber for ships, and trapped furs. The local government was inextricably bound with the church. Only church members allowed voting for the general courts (similar to the house of Burgesses), even though everyone was required to pay taxes. The puritans established a bible commonwealth that would last 50 years. During this time, old testament law was the law…

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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…

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    Virginia vs. Massachusetts The development of Virginia and Massachusetts has many similarities but also many differences. The two colonies have similar problems when trying to develop their towns but had different reasons for why they started them to begin with. while both had different driving forces, they both ultimately wanted the same thing, to form a successful new town. Though out the next paragraphs I will discuss these differences and similarities, as well as why I think Massachusetts…

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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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    Fall River, Massachusetts is a city just about an hour south of Boston College. I have lived there my entire life. I moved once, but it was only to the other side of the city. Having accumulated, then, twenty years of experiential knowledge living in Fall River, I thought I knew more about the city than – it turns out – I do. The way that I know Fall River, and the way that I portray my home town to others, is as a large, diverse, economically-challenged, dead end city. This does not paint the…

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    Province of Massachusetts Originally Massachusetts was an English colony in North America, founded in 1628, by a group of puritans escaping persecution, until 1961 when it became the Province of Massachusetts and in 1776 seceded from England to be one of the original 13 states of America. The name Massachusetts comes from the Indian tribe, the Massachusett, an Algonquian tribe living in the area of Massachusetts bay. “at the great hill” or “at the range of hills” is its translation, referring to…

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    As early as 1650, the colony of Massachusetts Bay was a commercial success. But an inadequate supply of money put its future development in jeopardy. England themselves were in short supply and could not send gold and silver coins to the colonies. Massachusetts took matters into their own hands at this point. Boston authorities gave permission to two settlers, John Hull and Robert Sanderson to set up a mint in the capital in 1652. The two were soon striking silver coinage, shillings, sixpences,…

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    Massachusetts, McCarthyism, and Mass Hysteria Humankind has expressed throughout time how easy and destructive it can be to accuse others without proper evidence or a truly reliable investigation. First occurring in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, innocent individuals were unjustly persecuted as a result of their seemingly abnormal actions or personal affiliations. Behavior such as this was rekindled, witnessed during McCarthyism in the early 1950’s and the treatment of homosexuals during the…

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    England had thirteen formative colonies in North America. Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Bay were some of the prominent founding colonies. The two I choose to analyze are Massachusetts Bay Colony and Pennsylvania. Massachusetts Bay Colony was one of the first English settlements in present-day Massachusetts, they arrived in 1630 by a group of about 1,000 Puritan colonists from England under Gov. John Winthrop and Deputy Gov. Thomas Dudley. In 1629 the Massachusetts Bay Company received a charter…

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    Towards the end of the sixteenth century, Great Britain sought to place colonies in the New World in order to combat Spain’s successes in South America. The first two successful colonies in North America were Jamestown, founded in 1607, and Massachusetts Bay, founded in 1630. The New England and Chesapeake regions were settled mostly by people of English origin, both evolved into two distinct societies due to the purposes of the colonies, the people who populated the colonies, and the…

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