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  Massachusetts Bay
To this the Massachusetts Bay Company agreed, and John Winthrop, a gentleman of wealth and education, one of the strongest and most admirable characters in the pioneer history of America, was chosen governor.
The settlers of the Bay colony had their hardships, -- the long, harsh winters, the unfertile soil, the lurking red man, often hostile, and other obstacles common to pioneer life, -- but the growth of the colony was phenomenal.
The people of Massachusetts were proud of their theocratic government; they had labored and sacrified much to obtain it, and probably it was the very best for them at the time.
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  MASSACHUSETTS BAY--COLONIZATION--NEW ENGLAND
To this the Massachusetts Bay Company agreed, and John Winthrop, a gentleman of wealth and education, one of the strongest and most admirable characters in the pioneer history of America, was chosen governor.
The settlers of the Bay colony had their hardships, --the long, harsh winters, the unfertile soil, the lurking red man, often hostile, and other obstacles common to pioneer life, --but the growth of the colony was phenomenal.
Massachusetts grew and prospered greatly, and by the time of the Restoration in England, in 1660, the colony had become a powerful commonwealth.
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  Science Fair Projects - Massachusetts Bay Colony
The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called by the name Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was the direct predecessor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and then the state of Massachusetts.
The New England Company received a 1620 charter from King James I for all the lands in America between 40° North and 48° N, "throughout the Maine Land from Sea to Sea." This was a reorganization of the Plymouth Company granted as part of the Virginia Charter in 1606.
The Massachusetts Bay Company replaced both of these when the Puritans were able to convert the patents into a royal charter on March 4, 1629.
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  Massachusetts Bay Colony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called the Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century, in New England, centered around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston.
But it was the Massachusetts Bay Colony and its successors around the Salem and Boston areas which would come to dominate the New England region in population and economic strength.
From 1686, Massachusetts Bay was administratively unified by the English king with the other New England colonies in the Dominion of New England.
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 Province of Massachusetts Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Province of Massachusetts Bay was a crown colony organized October 7, 1691 in North America by William and Mary the joint monarchs of England and Scotland.
From 1691, the history of the Province of Massachusetts Bay is usually considered to be the same as that of Massachusetts.
The Province of Massachusetts Bay existed until approximately October 7, 1774 when the General Court of Massachusetts established a provincial congress in response to the tightening control of the crown, and as a preceding act to the revolt of the American Revolutionary War.
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 Massachusetts Bay Colony - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Massachusetts Bay Colony
The state's largest bays are Massachusetts Bay, north of Boston, Cape Cod Bay, and Buzzards Bay, an inlet west of Cape Cod.
The chief state-supported university is the University of Massachusetts, with branches at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester.
Massachusetts is primarily a Democrat-sympathetic state, home to the Kennedys, and its ‘Yankee’ culture is known nationally for liberalism and a tendency to intellectualism.
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Devonshire County, District of Maine, Massachusetts Bay Colony was a short-lived county formed during the colonial territorial disputes between the Province of Massachusetts and the Province of Maine.
The colony is built and maintained by legions of worker ants, who carry tiny bits of dirt in their mandibles and deposit them near the exit of the colony, forming an anthill.
A colony differs from a puppet state or satellite state in that a colony has no independent international representation and the top-level administration of a colony is under direct control of the metropolitan state.
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Massachusetts Bay is one of the large bays of the Atlantic Ocean that form the distinctive shape of the coastline of the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
The bay is enclosed on the north by Cape Ann; at the bay's westernmost point are situated Boston Harbor and the city of Boston.
Massachusetts Bay is itself one corner of a much larger bay, the Gulf of Maine, which reaches from Cape Cod all the way up to Nova Scotia.
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 Massachusetts Bay Colony
The Massachusetts Bay Company and the colony were one and the same until 1684, when the charter was taken away.
Later, in 1691, a new royal charter was granted to Massachusetts; the Plymouth Colony and Maine were absorbed.
Massachusetts, Plymouth, Maine and Nova Scotia were united under the name of "Massachusetts Bay Colony," and was made a royal province, with Phipps as governor.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Massachusetts
The settlement at Plymouth began with the landing of the Pilgrims, 22 December 1620; the Colony of Massachusetts Bay was established under John Endicott at Salem in 1628.
In 1905 the ratio of increase in the native and in the foreign-born of the population was 6.46 per cent and 8.47 per cent respectively; the number of native-born in the total population being 2, 085,636, and that of the foreign-born being 918,044, an increase of the latter of 459.7 per cent since 1850.
Massachusetts, as well as new York and Philadelphia, experienced the storm: a convent was burned, churches were threatened, monuments to revered heroes of the Church were razed, and cemeteries descrated.
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 Wikinfo | Massachusetts Bay Colony   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Massachusetts Bay Colony was the direct predecessor of the colony and then the state of Massachusetts.
While this remained the official name of the colony until after the American Revolution, its history is usually considered to be the same as Massachusetts from 1691 when its new charter absorbed the Plymouth Colony.
The idea that this colony was a community with a special covenant with God was laid out in Winthrop's sermon, A City upon a Hill.
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 A History of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
To this union the colonies were strongly urged by a sense of common danger from the Indians, and by the claims and encroachments of the Dutch at Manhattan, New York.
Each colony was to elect two commissioners, who should meet annually, and at other times if necessary, and should determine "all affairs of war and peace, of leagues, aids, charges, and numbers of men for war," etc.Upon notice that any colony was invaded, the rest were immediately to dispatch assistance.
After involving the colonies in great embarrassment and expense, although little attention was paid to their acts, they were recalled, and the colonies enjoyed a season of peace and prosperity, until the break out of King Philip's War.
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Massachusetts Bay Company, English chartered company that established the Massachusetts Bay colony in New England.
A map of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
The Province of Massachusetts Bay was a crown colony organized...
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 Colonial History‚Ķ
The Massachusetts Bay Colony worked out its problems without interference from across the sea until 1660, when the Stuarts were restored to the throne.
Massachusetts stoutly resisted all attempts at regulation from abroad, and consequently lost its charter in 1684, becoming a part of the Dominion of New England under the administration of Sir Edmund Andros.
The conduct of the colonies, however, in carrying on trade with the enemy during these struggles of the mother country, and their failure to pay a fixed share of the war's expenses finally brought about a stricter colonial policy.
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 Massachusetts Bay Colony - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bay Colony Dog Show, One of the Nation's Largest American Kennel Club Shows, Is Back at the Bayside Expo in Boston December 2-5, 2004; Dog lovers will find holiday shopping and breed information.
Bay state bounty: food is a big part of the Plimoth Plantation experience, whether it's watching colonial meals being prepared and served in the Pilgrim Village or dining with the Pilgrims at one of the 1620 Harvest Dinners offered in fall.
Before New England: the Popham Colony: Richard L. Pflederer visits the site of the first short-lived English colony in Maine set up in competition with Jamestown in Virginia, and considers a remarkable map of it drawn by one of the colonists.
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Massachusetts Bay leaders were not elected, but were considered emissaries of God who were not to be second-guessed by commoners.
In 1636, by general vote of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Puritans established what was then termed “the School of the Prophets.” This divinity school, which grew into Harvard College and then Harvard University, was meant to superintend the lives of the colonists and prevent any further deviations from proper doctrine.
Later Massachusetts and the Ivy League schools led the eugenics movement in the United States, which extended the notion of cultural cleansing through compulsory education to the concept of genetic cleansing through eugenic screening.
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 John Winthrop
However, Winthrop's polemics in two major controversies in Massachusetts Bay demonstrate that he was seeking to establish a positive conception of freedom, similar to that recognized by Schiller.
The Massachusetts School Law of 1642 delegated to the head of each household, responsibility for the elementary education of children and servants; required that every town appoint men to ensure this be done; and specified penalties for failure to do so.
The commitment of the founders of Massachusetts to education is dramatically demonstrated by their founding a college in 1636, within six years of their arrival, with a legislative appropriation of L 400.
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 Program 9: Rolling Back The Frontier | MPBN's"HOME: The Story of Maine"
First, the Massachusetts Bay Colony was united by its homogenous puritanical, protestant roots; whereas people in Maine were a more diverse compilation of people from many different areas in England with no strong religious or political bond.
While the Massachusetts Bay Colony was growing in population and power, there were two provinces formed in Northern New England to try and establish self-governing states: the Province of Lygonia and the Province of Maine.
As the Massachusetts Bay Colony solidified its control of southern and western Maine, new settlements sprouted up further north along the coast at Pemaquid, Damariscove, Monhegan, Cape Newagen, and along the banks of the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers.
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 Historical Eras
In 1620, a Pilgrim colony was established at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts, followed in 1630 by the Puritan colony of Massachusetts Bay.
All of the colonies were to some degree impacted in the 18th century by a Contest for Empire, which pitted the great world powers, France and England, against one another.
Boston became the focus of colonial opposition in the Boston Massacre (1770), the Boston Tea Party (1773) and the Parliamentary response in the Coercive Acts (1774).
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The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called the Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century, in New England, centered around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston.
The Bay Colony's government chose to ignore the Navigation Acts, and persisted in importing and exporting goods as it saw fit, claiming that the royal charter exempted it from the new trade regulations.
The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called by the name Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was the direct predecessor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and then the state of Massachusetts.
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 Massachusetts Bay Colony - Conservapedia
The name "Massachusetts" probably means "the great hill's place", and it is believed the term originated from the name of an Indian tribe which lived there when the pilgrims arrived.
Massachusetts is home to the first battles of the war, Lexington and Concord in April 18, 1775.
Today, the State of Massachusetts covers an area of 8,257 square miles and is the forty-fourth largest in the United States.
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Although Great Britain held several other colonies in North America and the West Indies, the colonies referred to as the "thirteen" are those that rebelled against British rule in 1775 and proclaimed their independence as the United States of America on July 4, 1776.
Plymouth Colony - Settled in 1620 by the Pilgrims.
Plymouth was absorbed by Massachusetts Bay Colony with the issuance of the Massachusetts Bay charter of 1691.
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 BAY COLONY CORPORATE CENTER, Waltham, Massachusetts
Located at 1100 Winter Street, Bay Colony offers two on-site conference rooms, one of which can accommodate up to 80 people; the other room has a single table that seats 15.
Located at 1000 Winter Street, Bay Colony Club provides health club memberships offering personal training, exercise classes, cardiovascular and weight lifting and conditioning equipment, steam and sauna areas.
Bay Colony offers FedEx, Airborne Express, UPS and US Post Office Express mail drop boxes.
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