The region now occupied by Massachusetts was populated by Amerindians, including
the Wampanoags, when the coast was explored in 1524 by the navigator Giovanni IP
Verrazano, then again at the beginning of the eighteenth century by the British
Bartholomew Gosnold, in 1602, and John Smith in 1614. The first permanent colony
was founded in Plymouth in 1620 by Puritan emigrants (the Pilgrim Fathers) who
had fled England on board the Mayflower.
Other colonies - Salem, Boston and
Lynn - were founded immediately afterwards, and in 1629, a letter from Charles I
ER of England allowed the creation of the Massachusetts bay colony, to which he
emigrated, during the eighteenth and century, of numerous Puritains persecuted
in England, there was a theocratic regime. The colony quickly became an
influential intellectual home, and Harvard was founded in 1636.
The city of Boston, moreover, became an important commercial center during
the eighteenth century, taking over the independence movement of the American
colonies. December 16, 1773, Bostoniens destroyed the cargo of ships from the
Indes Company (Boston Tea Party), forcing the English government to replicate
the five “Intolerable TSCA” (1774) that ruined the city's commerce. The American
War of Independence then began over the colony's territory in April 1775, at
First winners at the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 1775), the British were to
evacuate Boston in March 1776. Massachusetts entered the Union on February 6,
1788, as the sixth of the thirteen states union.
After the war, Massachusetts experienced an important development in its
maritime trade and industry, particularly in the textile and shoe sectors, and
the state became, with the 19th century, Boston, the cultural and intellectual
center of the country. . Its radiation rests, notably on personalities, on
artists such as Ralph Emerson, Henry Thoreau, Henry Longfellow, Emily Dickinson,
antislavery leaders William Garrison and Wendell Philips, sculptor Horatio
Greenough or painter John Singer Sargent.
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The MacDuffie School - Granby
The MacDuffie School is a private school in Massachusetts that has been in
existence for over 125 years. Around 300 students are currently attending the
school, which teaches students in grades 6 through 12. The school is
characterized by very small classes and a very good art program. The school
attaches great importance to a very good curriculum, because all students should
be prepared for the university in the best possible way. School graduates study
at universities such as Harvard, Penn State and Boston University. AP courses
are offered and languages such as French and Latin.
The boarding students live in the dorms in single and double rooms. Close
friendships arise through living and learning together. On weekends, boarding
school students are often invited home by day school students. Of course, there
are many activities and excursions on weekends. You carve pumpkins together in
autumn, go skiing, visit concerts and museums, go shopping in a mall, visit
sporting events and much more. During the school year there are also many
weekend trips to Boston, New York and Washington DC, because many students want
to see what New England has to offer.
Participation in extracurricular activities is a priority at every American
school. Discovering and pursuing hobbies, spending time with friends, developing
team spirit and supporting others, all this and more offer you extracurricular
activities. The MacDuffie School has a good range of sports, including football,
tennis, volleyball and swimming. Students interested in art also get their
money's worth here, the school offers a very good dance program, which covers
the areas of dance technique, performance and choreography. But the program also
includes theater, visual art such as architecture, drawing, fashion design,
photography and leatherwork, as well as music. In addition, students can choose
from different clubs that deal with math, film, anime and other topics.
The school moved to a new location in 2011 and has since been located in Granby,
on a large campus with beautiful dorms. In addition, it is very well equipped,
with a sports hall, soccer and tennis fields, a lacrosse field, a large theater,
and much more - all on a beautiful campus.
The MacDuffie School is located in Granby, Massachusetts, a small town with
approximately 6,500 residents. Granby is about 1.5 hours from Boston and
provides a sheltered environment for students. However, the cities of Boston,
New York and northern New England are easily accessible. The New England region
has four seasons and nature offers a great variety because there are lakes,
rivers, forests, mountains and beaches. The region is also rich in culture and
history. The people of New England are known for their warmth and kindness.
Universities, scientific institutions in Massachusetts
The range of courses in Massachusetts is very extensive. In Boston alone
there are over 30 universities with different focuses, other typical places of
study are Cambridge, Amherst and Williamstown. Due to the large number, only the
most well-known are listed below.
The fourth largest private university, Boston University, has its roots
in Newbury, Vermont because it was founded here in 1839 as a Methodist seminar.
Via the city of Concord, the university was relocated to Boston in 1867 and
attained its current title of Boston University in 1869, also known as “BU”
among 30,000 students. The range of courses on offer is varied: in addition to
subjects such as law, art, dentistry and medicine, you can also study social
work, theology or dance.
Harvard University in Cambridge near Boston
The world-famous elite university Harvard is located in Cambridge in
the greater Boston area. The country's oldest university first opened its doors
in 1636, thanks to strictly religious immigrants, and was still considered a
college at the time. In 1639, it received its current name in honor of John
Harvard, who a year earlier owned his library and half of his property
University bequeathed. The private university has around 20,000 students,
including John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, 5 other US presidents and 42 Nobel
Prize winners. In addition to various departments such as medicine or law, the
university also has several economically independent institutions.
The campus is beautifully situated, brick houses are surrounded by a park.
When visiting Harvard, don't miss the Harvard Art Museum and the Harvard Museum
of Natural History.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founded in
1861, is also located in Cambridge, like its neighbor Harvard, and is both a
private technical college and an elite university. The approximately 10,000
students enjoy the university's reputation as the world's leading institution
for technical research and teaching. Over the course of time, many companies
specializing in high technology developed around the campus. One also speaks of
the opposite pole to Silicon Vally in California.
The MIT Museum is also recommended for those interested.
University of Massachusetts
The term University of Massachusetts, or UMass for short, refers to an
association of universities that are all located in the said US state but
operate independently of one another. These include Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth
and Lowell and the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.
Clark University in Worcester
Clark University in Worcester was founded in 1887 and is one of the
three universities in New England - alongside Yale in Connecticut and Harvard.