Massachusetts history timeline 1400s (1498) english explorer, john cabot, sailed along massachusetts coast 1600s (1602) bartholomew gosnold explored coast named cape cod due to codfish found in bay. Boston, city, capital of the commonwealth of massachusetts, and seat of suffolk county, in the northeastern united states it lies on massachusetts bay , an arm of the atlantic ocean the city proper has an unusually small area for a major city, and more than one-fourth of the total—including part of the charles river , boston harbor, and a. Massachusetts, constituent state of the united states of americait was one of the original 13 states and is one of the 6 new england states, lying in the northeastern corner of the country. Today, boston is the capital of massachusetts and cultural and economic center of new england it is affectionately called beantown, for its history of producing baked beans with imported molasses. The united states is made up of 50 individual states that vary greatly in size when talking about land area, rhode island ranks as the smallest yet, when we discuss population, wyoming—the 10th largest state in area—comes in with the smallest population.
Massachusetts pioneered the manufacture of textiles and shoes today, these industries have been replaced in importance by the electronics and communications equipment fields the state's cranberry crop is the nation's second-largest (after wisconsin. United states geography click on the state in the map above to get more information or select state or territory below for state symbols, flag, maps, geography, and fun facts. The white star represents massachusetts as one of the original thirteen states around the shield is a blue ribbon with the motto: by the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty above the shield is a arm and sword, representing the first part of the motto.
Interactive coloring page of the massachusetts's state flower more massachusetts coloring pages - interactive printables use your interactive crayon to paint these fun coloring pages of symbols, people, history or landmarks related to the state of massachusetts. Massachusetts observes a legal holiday called patriots' day on the third monday of april each year, commemorating the first battles of the american revolution at lexington and concord on april 19, 1775. Using a map of rhode island and what you learned about the smallest state in today's wonder of the day, create a simple tour brochure for the state that highlights the five must-see or must-do things for a visit to rhode island. Us states: area and ranking enchantedlearningcom is a user-supported site as a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.
Massachusetts became the sixth state to join the united states on february 6, 1788 john adams from boston became the first vice president and the second president of the united states timeline. Rhode island is a new england state bordered by massachusetts to the north and east, the atlantic ocean to the south, and connecticut to the west it has the least area of any state in fact, it's just over half the size of delaware, the second smallest state.
Massachusetts is the 7th smallest state in the united states with an area of 10,555 square miles (27,340 km 2) it is bordered to the north by new hampshire and vermont, to the west by new york, to the south by connecticut and rhode island, and to the east by the atlantic ocean. How well do you know basic us geography no, you may not use google maps. Geography is central to the work of the census bureau, providing the framework for survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination geography provides meaning and context to statistical data. Answer geography questions about massachusetts using the map on this quiz answers: massachusetts: outline map printout an outline map of massachusetts to print massachusetts: us state dot to dot mystery map connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery state of the usa then use a globe or atlas to figure out which state you have drawn.
2 what state is bordered by alabama, tennessee, arkansas, and louisiana 5 which northwestern state borders idaho and oregon 4 what is the smallest state south of massachusetts. Ccssela-literacyrh6-83 identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (eg, how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered. The area of massachusetts was part of the original territory of the united states it was originally included in the charter of new england in 1620 the charter of massachusetts bay, which became the constitution of the massachusetts bay colony in 1629 and a charter that united the massachusetts bay and plymouth colonies in 1691. The story of massachusetts' statehood is the story of the birth of the united states one of the original 13 states, massachusetts joined the union when it became the sixth state to ratify the new constitution on february 6, 1788.
Explore the history, geography, and government of the fifty united states with these teaching resources use our lessons, printables, and quizzes to review state capitals with your students you will find plenty of maps and crossword puzzles to help students learn about us regions and states. Sixth graders systematically study the world outside of the united states and north america by addressing standards that emphasize political and physical geography and embed five major concepts: location, place, human interaction with the environment, movement, and regions. Geography the united states of america is the world's third largest country in size and nearly the third largest in terms of population located in north america, the country is bordered on the west by the pacific ocean and to the east by the atlantic ocean along the northern border is canada and the southern border is mexico.