Click on a county being passed through to see the student-created web page about it, or scroll down to see the state page for Massachusetts.
HI my name is Daniele and I'm a senior-exchange student in DGN. I already created the county page of Red WillowCounty Nebraska in the first semester of Mr. Graham class and my assaiment for the second semester is prepare a page that will introduce you into the state of Massachusetts.
>> OFFICIAL STATE PAGE OF MASSACHUSETTS <<
Much of the American heritage is embodied in Massachusetts.
The windswept seacoast of this small northeastern state may have been the
first part of what is now the United States seen by Europeans. Norse explorers
probably landed on Cape Cod more than 1,000 years ago. The Mayflower colonists
who reached Plymouth in December 1620 "sounded" (in the words of Governor
William Bradford) "ye harbor and found it fitt for shipping; and marched
into ye land, & found diverse cornfields, & little running brooks,
a place fitt for situation." These Pilgrim leaders were refugees from religious
persecution that had already driven them to another alien land. The English-speaking
colony they founded became the New World's hub of liberty and culture,
its cradle of commerce and industry.
From west to east the mainland of Massachusetts extends 145 miles (233 kilometers). The peninsula of Cape Cod measures 65 miles (105 kilometers) to its curved tip. The width, north to south, of the western part of the state is 47 miles (76 kilometers). At its eastern end the width is 100 miles (161 kilometers). Massachusetts is 8,257 square miles (21,386 square kilometers) in area, including 431 square miles (1,116 square kilometers) of inland water surface.
Weather inf. And satellite images .
One of the smallest states in the nation,
Massachusetts has one of the largest state park
systems. Wherever you go,you are always near a state
park. Waterfalls, spring blossoms, log cabins,
historic estates, bike paths,mountaintop vistas,
sandy ocean beaches, lakeside camping,
swimming,hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating .
Massachusetts state parks offer all this andmore.
Capital. Boston (since 1632, when made colonial
Statehood. Became 6th state to ratify the United States Constitution, on Feb. 6, 1788.
Constitution. Adopted 1780; amendment may be passed by majority vote of members elected sitting in joint session; ratified by majority voting on it in an election.
Representation in U.S. Congress. Senate--2. House of Representatives--10. Electoral votes--12.
Legislature. Senators--40; term, 2 years. Representatives--160; term, 2 years.
Executive Officers. Governor--term, 4 years; may succeed self. Other officials--lieutenant governor, secretary of the Commonwealth, attorney general; all elected; terms, 4 years.
Judiciary. Supreme Judicial Court--7 justices; term, to age 70. Appeals Court--9 judges; term, to age 70. Trial Court--320 judges; term, to age 70.
County. 14 counties; governed by board of commissioners; members elected for 4-year terms.
IF YOU INTEND TO VIST THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS GIVE A LOOK TO THIS PAGE !