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Massachusetts Delegates

Massachusetts was founded in 1630. Settlers from Shawmuth and Trimoutaine changed its name to Boston, which is still named after a city in England. In 1935, the first public school in America was founded and was named Boston Latin School. It is still standing and is now the oldest school in the whole of America. The first public park was built in Boston, as did the first American newspaper. Massachusetts was home to two major events leading to the American Revolution, namely the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773.

Massachusetts sent four (4) delegates to the Philadelphia Convention, two of whom, Elbridge Gerry and Caleb Strong, did not sign the Constitution.