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Did You Know?America - Did you know? Inches, Teaspoons and a Ton of Bricks: It's perfectly acceptable to use the metric system in the United States - Congress originally authorized it in 1866 and has repeated those sentiments in the years since - but tradition tells a whole other tale. Although the government now requires metric use in some public sectors and strongly encourages it in many private industries, the American public never really took to the system and largely dismissed it, making the United States the only industrialized nation where that's the case. In an effort to move the matter along, Congress even passed a Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and set up a U.S. Metric Board to take care of all the planning for the desired transition, but they apparently didn't empower the board with enough authority, and the American people essentially said, 'meh' to adopting metric and continued on with their miles, pounds, ounces and all the rest. Similarly lackluster efforts since then have done little to get Americans to change their ways.

Source: people.howstuffworks.com


The name 'Massachusetts' originates with native Americans in the Massachusetts Bay area (from the language of the Algonquian nation). The name translates roughly as 'at or about the great hill.' (statesymbolsusa.org)

1620 - 1627 - Plymouth Colony, New England
1628 - 1686 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1689 - 1692 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
1692 - 1775 - Province of Massachusetts Bay
1776 - 1788 - Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay
February 6, 1788 - Massachusetts becomes 6th U.S. state





Danvers, Massachusetts, USA - Danvers, Mass., The First Shoe Shop in New England.
Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
Danvers, Mass., The First Shoe Shop in New England.

"Birthplace of the great New England boot and shoe industry. First shoe shop built and used in New England. It is still standing in Danvers,... Read MORE...
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Danvers, Massachusetts, USA - Danvers, Mass. Soldier's Monument
Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
Danvers, Mass. Soldier's Monument
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Danvers, Massachusetts, USA - The Page Tea Party House, Danvers, Mass.
Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
The Page Tea Party House, Danvers, Mass.
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American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Benjamin  Moulton

  (b. 29 October 1740Danvers, Province of Massachusetts Bay   d. )  

Benjamin Moulton was born 29 October 1740 in Danvers, Province of Massachusetts Bay. Benjamin Moulton was the child of Benjamin Moulton and Sarah Smith and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Ebenezer Moulton and Unknown

He married  Sarah Jacobs 10 December 1768 .  The couple had (at least) 2 children.


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Benjamin Moulton married  Sarah Jacobs-- Date: 10 December 1768 Place: 


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Children:
 Benjamin Moulton (b.14 June 1774,   d. , )

 Sarah Moulton (b.30 June 1780,   d. , )




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Benjamin Moulton and Sarah Jacobs 10 December 1768,



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