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  • Massachusetts Bay Puritanism

    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 Role In American History

    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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  • Compare And Contrast Massachusetts And Virginia

    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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  • Fall River, Massachusetts: Demographic Analysis

    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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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    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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  • Massachusetts Mccarthyism And Mass Hysteria Essay

    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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  • Virginia In The 13 Colonies: Massachusetts Vs. Virginia

    Virginia and Massachusetts being the first two of the thirteen colonies, had similarities in the way they started, but as time went on, their differences began to be known. Massachusetts and Virginia are different because Virginia had the more humid and warm climate, which lead to their great tobacco business and with their crops. With all of the commodities fluctuating Virginia thus had an abundance of slave labor, much more than the Northern colonies, such as Massachusetts. Massachusetts was…

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  • Differences Between The Chesapeake And The Massachusetts Colonies

    In the 1600s, England’s two most prominent colonies in the Americas were busily evolving into disparate societies with different goals and social structures, even though the people who settled Massachusetts Bay, Virginia, and their surrounding colonies all emigrated from the same country. This difference in overall development occurred due to the contrasting motives of the colonists departing for New England and the Chesapeake. The people who would become New Englanders were motivated by the…

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colonies Essay

    The patterns of American colonial life, specifically in the Massachusetts Bay colony, encapsulated the massive social, political, and economic shifts of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Factors including freedom of religious expression and increased opportunity for wealth or opportunity led many Europeans to immigrate to New England. Prominent figures and experiences of the entire Colonial Massachusetts Bay population as a whole are often times generalized onto those of the…

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Essay

    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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