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State of Massachusetts

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Facts about Massachusetts

  • The State of Massachusetts is the 6th U.S. state.
  • Massachusetts received statehood on February 6, 1788.
  • Massachusetts's state capital is Boston.
  • Massachusetts's state postal abbreviation is MA.

Massachusetts's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Black-capped Chickadee
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Poecile atricapilla

  • Official State Flower: Mayflower
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Epigaea repens
  • Year: 1918

  • Official State Motto: Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate Quietem
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty

  • Official State Song: All Hail to Massachusetts

  • Official State Tree: American elm
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Ulmus americana
  • Year: 1941

Massachusetts's Sports

MLB - Major League Baseball Teams MLS - Major League Soccer Teams NBA - National Basketball Association Teams NFL - National Football League Teams NHL - National Hockey League Teams MLL - Major League Lacrosse Teams WPS - Womens Professional Soccer Teams

Massachusetts's State Government and Public Safety


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