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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Constitution of Massachusetts  is the oldest written still-governing constitution in the world. It was adopted in 1780.The Massachusetts Senate is the second oldest democratic deliberative body in the world.

  • Birthplace of the Revolutionary War
  • Home of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Adams, John Hancock, Anne Hutchinson, the Concord and Lexington Minutemen, Daniel Webster and John F. Kennedy
  • One of the 13 original colonies