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(The "State of Massachusetts Bay" was in the first draft that had been rejected by the legislature.) In the early 1600s, after contact had been made with Europeans, large numbers of the indigenous peoples in the northeast of what is now the United States were killed by virgin soil epidemics such as smallpox, measles, influenza, and perhaps leptospirosis.
This was the second successful permanent English colony in the part of North America that later became the United States, after the Jamestown Colony.
If you do not find your state on this list, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline to find a program in your area. Over 80% of Massachusetts's population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry.Plymouth was the site of the first colony in New England, founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the Mayflower.Harvard University in Cambridge is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, Kendall Square in Cambridge has been called "the most innovative square mile on the planet", in reference to the high concentration of entrepreneurial start-ups and quality of innovation which have emerged in the vicinity of the square since 2010.The Massachusetts Bay Colony was named after the indigenous population, the Massachusett, likely derived from a Wôpanâak word muswach8sut, segmented as mus(ây) "big" wach8 "mountain" -s "diminutive" -ut "locative" (the '8' in these words refers to the 'oo' sound according to the Wôpanâak orthographic chart).Both religious dissent and expansionism resulted in several new colonies being founded shortly after Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay elsewhere in New England.The Massachusetts Bay banished dissenters such as Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams due to religious and political disagreements.), officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west.The entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts has played a powerful commercial and cultural role in the history of the United States.Before the American Civil War, Massachusetts was a center for the abolitionist, temperance, In 2004, Massachusetts became the first U. state to legally recognize same-sex marriage as a result of the decision in Goodridge v.