When Was Massachusetts Founded?

Massachusetts was founded on September 16, 1620 by the Pilgrims. It was previously called New England, as the colonists were from England, having set out to discover the New World. In 1788, Massachusetts adopted and ratified the Constitution, becoming the 6th sate to achieve this. You can find more information here: http://www.timepage.org/spl/13colony.html#mass
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