Category: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Religion

The Massachusetts Declaration of Rights of 1780 states “It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated season, to worship the Supreme Being”. This means citizens of Massachusetts have a duty…

Economy in Massachusetts

The economy in Massachusetts was very unstable. People in the rural and newly settled areas of central and wester Massachusetts were mostly effected. Massachusetts had a different solution to the economic crisis than many other state legislatures. Most other states…

Slavery in 1780s Massachusetts

During the 1780’s in Massachusetts, both legal slave ownership and slave trade ended during the decade. With a court ruling in 1783 stating that the 1780 Massachusetts Constitution outlawed slavery with the statement that all men are created equal. Several…

Revolutionary Massachusetts

Revolutionary Beginnings in Massachusetts Reviewing the history of the American Revolution from a broad perspective, many historians claim that the colony of Massachusetts was the focal leader of the rebellious action that would soon consume all thirteen American colonies in…

The Massachusetts Declaration of Rights written in 1780 states “It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated season, to worship the Supreme Being”. This means citizens of Massachusetts had a…