An illustration of John Adams who proposed Washington for Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. John Adams was also the second President of the United States and was one of the most influential Found Fathers of the United States.

John Adams

An illustration of John Adams who proposed Washington for Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army.…

Fisher Ames was a Representative in the U.S. Congress from the First Congressional District of Massachusetts.

Fisher Ames

Fisher Ames was a Representative in the U.S. Congress from the First Congressional District of Massachusetts.

Ships designed to engage similar enemy warships with direct or indirect fire from an arsenal of main guns. They are also capable of bombarding targets on and near an enemy coast to support infantry assaults.

Battleship Massachusetts

Ships designed to engage similar enemy warships with direct or indirect fire from an arsenal of main…

The Battleship Massachusetts at full speed.

Battleship Massachusetts

The Battleship Massachusetts at full speed.

The Old State House is a historic legislative building located at the intersection of Washington and State Streets in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The Boston Old State House

The Old State House is a historic legislative building located at the intersection of Washington and…

Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893) was an American lawyer and politician who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and later served as governor.

Benjamin Franklin Butler

Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893) was an American lawyer and politician…

Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818 - 1893) was a lawyer and politician who was a U. S. Representative for the state of Massachusetts and governor of Massachusetts. During the Civil War, he was ranked one of the most controversial political generals because of occupied New Orleans, his policies regarding slaves as contraband, the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, and Fort Fisher. He was also known as "Beast Butler" by the Southern whites.

Benjamin Franklin Butler

Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818 - 1893) was a lawyer and politician who was a U. S. Representative for…

The famous church in Boston, Massachusetts where the line "one if by land, and two if by sea" signal was said to have been sent.

Old North Church

The famous church in Boston, Massachusetts where the line "one if by land, and two if by sea" signal…

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England.

John Eliot

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England.

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England. Picture here, he is preaching to the Indians.

John Eliot Preaching to the Indians

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England.…

Edward Everett (April 11, 1794 – January 15, 1865) was a Whig Party politician from Massachusetts. Everett was elected to the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate, and also served as President of Harvard University, United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Britain, and Governor of Massachusetts before being appointed United States Secretary of State by President Millard Fillmore to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel Webster.

Edward Everett

Edward Everett (April 11, 1794 – January 15, 1865) was a Whig Party politician from Massachusetts.…

"Public building in Boston, Massachusetts built by Peter Faneuil in 1742 as a gift to the town." -Foster, 1921

Faneuil Hall

"Public building in Boston, Massachusetts built by Peter Faneuil in 1742 as a gift to the town." -Foster,…

Faneuil Hall in Boston Massachusetts is a marketplace and meeting hall best known for being the site of speeches by Samuel Adams and James Otis.

Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall in Boston Massachusetts is a marketplace and meeting hall best known for being the site…

Faneuil Hall located near the waterfront and today's Government Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742.

Faneuil Hall, Boston

Faneuil Hall located near the waterfront and today's Government Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, has…

Illustrated is the free and open front of Gore Place, Waltham, Massachusetts.

Gore Place

Illustrated is the free and open front of Gore Place, Waltham, Massachusetts.

The house of John Hancock in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hancock's House, Boston

The house of John Hancock in Boston, Massachusetts.

John Hancock (January 23 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] - October 8, 1793) was a Massachusetts merchant and prominent patriot of the American Revolution, but is most famous for his prominent signature on the United States Declaration of Independence.

John Hancock

John Hancock (January 23 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] - October 8, 1793) was a Massachusetts merchant…

The seal of Harvard University in Massachusetts.

Seal of Harvard

The seal of Harvard University in Massachusetts.

The birthplace of famous writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne in Salem, Massachusetts.

Birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne

The birthplace of famous writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne in Salem, Massachusetts.

Philip Hichborn was a naval constructor burn on Charlestown, Mass. on March 4, 1839. He died May 1, 1910.

Philip Hichborn

Philip Hichborn was a naval constructor burn on Charlestown, Mass. on March 4, 1839. He died May 1,…

George Frisbie Hoar (August 29, 1826 - September 30, 1904) was a prominent United States politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts.

George Frisbie Hoar

George Frisbie Hoar (August 29, 1826 - September 30, 1904) was a prominent United States politician…

(1711-1780) Governor of Massachusetts

Governor Thomas Hutchinson

(1711-1780) Governor of Massachusetts

Henry Cabot Lodge (May 12, 1850 – November 9, 1924) was an American statesman, a Republican politician, and a noted historian. Senator from Massachusetts.

Henry Cabot Lodge

Henry Cabot Lodge (May 12, 1850 – November 9, 1924) was an American statesman, a Republican politician,…

John Davis Long (October 27, 1838 – August 28, 1915) was a U.S. political figure. He served as Governor of Massachusetts between 1880 and 1883. He later served as the Secretary of the Navy from 1897 to 1902.

John Davis Long

John Davis Long (October 27, 1838 – August 28, 1915) was a U.S. political figure. He served as Governor…

The official seal of the U.S. state of Massachusetts in 1889.

Massachusetts

The official seal of the U.S. state of Massachusetts in 1889.

The United States seal of Massachusetts in 1788.

Massachusetts

The United States seal of Massachusetts in 1788.

The state banner of Massachusetts, the bay state.

Massachusetts

The state banner of Massachusetts, the bay state.

Seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1876

Massachusetts seal

Seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1876

Seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1890

Massachusetts seal

Seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1890

Seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1876

Massachusetts seal

Seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1876

In 1690, The Massachusetts Bay Colony issued the first paper money in the colonies, called Colonial Notes, which would later form the United States.

Reverse of a Massachusetts Treasury Note

In 1690, The Massachusetts Bay Colony issued the first paper money in the colonies, called Colonial…

Seal of the colony of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts seal

Seal of the colony of Massachusetts.

Seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1875

Massachusetts seal

Seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1875

Seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1913

Massachusetts seal

Seal of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1913

The ship that transported the English pilgrims from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

The Mayflower

The ship that transported the English pilgrims from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts in…

The seal of colonial New Hampshire in 1629.

Seal of New Hampshire

The seal of colonial New Hampshire in 1629.

Peacefield or Old House was the estate of both presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Peacefield, Adam's Estate

Peacefield or Old House was the estate of both presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams in Quincy,…

British settler and soldier in colonial Massachusetts.

Sir William Pepperrell

British settler and soldier in colonial Massachusetts.

"Plymouth is a town and county-seat of Plymouth co., Mass.; on Plymouth Bay, 37 miles S. E. of Boston. Plymouth is of importance as the spot where the Pilgrim Fathers landed on Dec. 21, 1620. A portion of the rock on which they first stepped has been placed in front of Pilgrim Hall, in which are preserved old books, paintings, pictures, and other valuable relics. The rock itself is in Water Street, and is covered by a handsome granite canopy."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Plymouth Rock

"Plymouth is a town and county-seat of Plymouth co., Mass.; on Plymouth Bay, 37 miles S. E. of Boston.…

An illustration of Plymouth Rock which is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620, it what would later become the United States.

Plymouth Rock

An illustration of Plymouth Rock which is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford…

The Province House that the royal governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Hutchinson, lived in.

The Province House

The Province House that the royal governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Hutchinson, lived in.

The Province House, the residence of the royal governors of Massachusetts.

The Province House

The Province House, the residence of the royal governors of Massachusetts.

"Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Public Library

"Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

The birthplace of Israel Putnam at Salem, Massachusetts.

Birthplace of Israel Putnam

The birthplace of Israel Putnam at Salem, Massachusetts.

An illustration of the sixth Massachusetts regiment in Baltimore.

Sixth Massachusetts Regiment in Baltimore

An illustration of the sixth Massachusetts regiment in Baltimore.

The first church at Salem, Massachusetts founded by the Puritan colonists.

Salem Church

The first church at Salem, Massachusetts founded by the Puritan colonists.

A street in Salem, Massachusetts.

A Street in Salem

A street in Salem, Massachusetts.

Thousands of patriotic citizens filled every available space in the big railroad station in Jersey City when the Sixth Regiment of Massachusetts entered, on its way to defend the Capital, Washington, April 18th. 1861, after marching through the streets of New York. The regiment was composed of eight hundred men. This was the regiment which, upon arrival in Baltimore, was stoned and shot at by a mob of Southern men who attempted to stop its progress to Washington.

The Sixth regiment

Thousands of patriotic citizens filled every available space in the big railroad station in Jersey City…

The Massachusetts State House, also called Massachusetts Statehouse or the New State House, is the state capitol and seat of government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is located in Boston.

The State House, Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts State House, also called Massachusetts Statehouse or the New State House, is the state…

Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from Massachusetts.

Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from Massachusetts.

(1612-1662) English statesman and writer. American governor of Massachusetts 1636-1637.

Sir Henry (Harry) Vane

(1612-1662) English statesman and writer. American governor of Massachusetts 1636-1637.

A private four-year women's college in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Wellesley College

A private four-year women's college in Wellesley, Massachusetts.