"Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" 
  "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty."

Date Admitted:  1788 (6th) 
Capital:  Boston 
Largest City:  Boston 
Population:  6,117,520 
State Song:  "All Hail to Massachusetts" 
State Bird:  Chickadee 
State Tree:  American Elm 
State Flower:  Mayflower 
Nickname:  The Bay State 
State Constitution:  MA Constitution 
Official State Web Page:  Massachusetts 
Department of Education:  Schools 
Electronic Library:  MA Library 

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History and Community 
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            Adopted in 1915 
           Amended in 1971 

Elected Officials  
        Argeo Paul Cellucci 
        Edward Kennedy 
        John Kerry 
        John Olver -- 1st District  
        Richard Neal -- 2nd District  
        James McGovern -- 3rd District  
        Barney Frank -- 4th District  
        Martin Meehan -- 5th District 
        John Tierney -- 6th District 
        Edward Markey -- 7th District 
        Joseph Kennedy II -- 8th District 
        John Moakley -- 9th District 
        William Delahunt -- 10th District