Governors of Plymouth Colony Chosen annually by the people John Carver (Period: 1620-1621 ) William Bradford (Period: 1621-1633 ) Edward Winslow (Period: 1633-1634 ) Thomas Prence (or Prince) (Period: 1634-1635 ) William Bradford (Period: 1635-1636 ) Edward Winslow […]


Before 1910 It is possible that the coasts of Massachusetts were visited by the Northmen, and by the earliest navigators who followed Cabot, but this is only conjecture. In 1602 Bartholomew Gosnold landed at and named Cape Cod and coasted as far south as the present No-Man’s Land, which he […]


History Representative government goes back to 1634, and the bicameral legislature to 1644. The constitution of 1780, which still endures (the only remaining state constitution of the 18th century), was framed in the main by Samuel Adams, and as an embodiment of colonial experience and […]