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The 13 Colonies of America

Massachusetts

 

Founded: 1630 by John Winthrop and others, at Massachusetts Bay

Major Industry: Agriculture (fishing, corn, livestock), Manufacturing (lumbering, shipbuilding)

Major Cities: Boston, Quincy, Plymouth, Salem, Lexington, Concord

Colony Named for: Massachusetts tribe (word means "large hill place")

Became a State: February 6, 1788

More on Colonial Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Colony
Colonial History of Boston
Salem Witch Trials
New England Colonies
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Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
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Delaware
Pennsylvania
New York
New Jersey
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Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia

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