The great state of Massachusetts
became the 6th state in the Union on
February 6, 1788. The state
was named after the Massachusetts Indians that lived in the Massachusetts
Bay Region. Massachusetts was named for an
Algonquian Indian word that means "a big hill place."
The Pilgrims came ashore in 1620, and
Massachusetts became the site of the first Thanksgiving in the fall of
1621. In 1773, history was made when Bostonians had their famous Tea
Party, boarding a British tea ship, and tossing the tea into Boston Harbor
in protest of unfair taxation.
There are 4,230 miles of rivers within the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts. The largest is the Connecticut, which flows from
north to south. Massachusetts has more than 1,100 lakes and ponds.
The largest of these, Quabbin Reservoir (24,704 acres) and Wachusett
Reservoir (4,160 acres) are manmade.
Name of Emblem/Symbol
"Ense petit placidam sub libertate
quietem" - (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)
"All Hail to Massachusetts"
State Wild Animal
State Marine Mammal
Complete the questions below.
1. Massachusetts became the
6th state in the Union on February 6,
2. The state wild animal is the
3. The state flower is the
4. The state song is "."
5. The Boston Terrier is the state
6. The word Massachusetts means "."
7. "Ense petit placidam sub
libertate quietem" means (.)
8. The Tabby is the state
9. The first
was held in the fall of 1621 in Massachusetts.
10. The state nickname is the "."
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