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Flag Of Massachusetts
The flag of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
is the subnational flag of Massachusetts. It has been represented by official but limited-purpose flags since 1776, though until 1908 it had no state flag per se to represent its government. A variant of the white flag with blue seal was carried by each of the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
volunteer regiments during the Civil War alongside the National Colors. An exception were the two "Irish regiments" (the 9th and 28th Volunteers), each of which was permitted to carry an alternative green flag with a harp symbol
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Glossary Of Vexillology
Flag
Flag
terminology is the nomenclature, or system of terms, used in vexillology, the study of flags, to describe precisely the parts, patterns, and other attributes of flags and their display.Contents1 Flag
Flag
types 2 Flag
Flag
elements 3 Basic patterns 4 Techniques in flag display4.1 Illustrations5 Flag
Flag
identification symbols5.1 National flag
National flag
variants by use 5.2 Other symbols 5.3 In Unicode6 References 7 External links Flag
Flag
types[edit] Banderole
Banderole
or bannerol A small flag or streamer carried on the lance of a knight; or a long narrow flag flying from the mast-head of a ship. Banner Generically, a synonym for a flag of any kind
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Boston
Boston
Boston
(/ˈbɒstən/ ( listen) BOS-tən) is the capital city and most populous municipality[9] of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States
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Civil Flag
If Wiktionary
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by replacing this tag with the template Copy to Wiktionary
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. This template will no longer automatically categorize articles as candidates to move to Wiktionary.A civil flag is a version of the national flag that is flown by civilians on nongovernmental installations or craft. The use of civil flags was more common in the past to denote buildings or ships not manned by the military. In some countries, the civil flag is the same as the war flag or state flag but without the coat of arms, such as in the case of Spain and Serbia
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Massachusetts State Navy
The Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Naval Militia
Militia
(at first called the Massachusetts Colonial Navy and later the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
State Navy), was a naval militia active during the American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
was founded December 29, 1775, to defend the interests of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
from Great Britain's forces. The flotilla utilized 25 vessels over the course of the war, acting in various roles such as prison ships, dispatch vessels, and combat cruisers. Its most infamous engagement was the 1779 Penobscot Expedition, in which not only all of its vessels were destroyed, but also those of privateers hired to assist in the expedition. It was later activated for the War of 1812
War of 1812
and the Spanish–American War. As under 10 U.S
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Naval Ensign
A naval ensign is an ensign used by naval ships of various countries to denote their nationality. It can be the same or different from a country's civil ensign or state ensign. It can also be known as a war ensign. A large version of a naval ensign which is flown on a warship's mast just before going into battle is called a battle ensign. An ensign differs from a jack, which is flown from a jackstaff at the bow of a vessel. Most countries have only one national flag and ensign for all purposes. In other countries, a distinction is made between the land flag and the civil, state and naval ensigns. The elaborate British ensigns, for example, differ from the flag used on land, the Union Flag, and have different versions of plain and defaced Red and Blue ensigns for civilian and state use, besides the naval ensign (White Ensign)
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Pine Tree Flag
The Tree Flag (or Appeal to Heaven Flag) was one of the flags used during the American Revolution. The flag, featuring a pine tree flag with the motto "An Appeal to God," or, more usually, "An Appeal to Heaven", was used originally by a squadron of six cruisers commissioned under George Washington's authority as commander in chief of the Continental Army
Continental Army
in October 1775. It was also used by Massachusetts' state navy vessels in addition to privateers sailing from Massachusetts.[1]Contents1 Design 2 Pine tree symbolism 3 "Appeal To Heaven" 4 In popular culture 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksDesign[edit]An American school textbook depicting the flag alongside the Gadsden Flag, the Grand Union Flag, a colonial New England flag, the Bunker Hill flag, and the Flag of the United States.The pine tree flag with the motto "An Appeal to Heaven"The design of the flag came from General Washington's secretary, Colonel Joseph Reed
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Missouri Compromise
The Missouri
Missouri
Compromise is the title generally attached to the legislation passed by the 16th United States Congress
16th United States Congress
on May 8, 1820. The measures provided for the admission of Maine
Maine
as a free state along with Missouri
Missouri
as a slave state, thus maintaining the balance of power between North and South. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri. President James Monroe
James Monroe
signed the legislation on March 6, 1820.[1] Earlier, on February 3, 1819, Representative James Tallmadge
James Tallmadge
Jr., a Jeffersonian Republican from New York, submitted two amendments to Missouri's request for statehood, which included restrictions on slavery
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Flags Of The World
Flags of the World
Flags of the World
(abbreviated FOTW or FotW) is an Internet-based vexillological association and resource. Its principal project is the Internet's largest website devoted to vexillology, containing comprehensive information about all kinds of flags,[1] and an associated mailing list
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Commonwealth (U.S. State)
Commonwealth
Commonwealth
is a designation used by four of the 50 states of the United States in their full official state names: Kentucky,[1] Massachusetts,[2] Pennsylvania,[3] and Virginia.[4] Each was, prior to 1776, a British colony, or parts thereof, and share a strong influence of English common law
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Outline Of Massachusetts
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Massachusetts
Massachusetts
U.S. state
U.S. state
in the New England
New England
region of the northeastern United States
United States
of America. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut
Connecticut
to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont
Vermont
and New Hampshire
New Hampshire
to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately two-thirds of the state's population lives in Greater Boston, most of which is either urban or suburban
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Crest (heraldry)
A crest is a component of a heraldic display, consisting of the device borne on top of the helm. Originating in the decorative sculptures worn by knights in tournaments and, to a lesser extent, battles, crests became solely pictorial after the 16th century (the era referred to by heraldists as that of "paper heraldry"). A normal heraldic achievement consists of the shield, above which is set the helm, on which sits the crest, its base encircled by a circlet of twisted cloth known as a torse
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Administrative Divisions Of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
shares with the five other New England
New England
states a governmental structure known as the New England
New England
town. Only the southeastern third of the state has functioning county governments; in western, central, and northeastern Massachusetts, traditional county-level government was eliminated in the late 1990s. Generally speaking, there are four kinds of public school districts in Massachusetts: local schools, regional schools, vocational/technical schools, and charter schools.Contents1 Municipalities1.1 Services 1.2 Limits to municipal government 1.3 Form of government: city vs
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Massachusetts's Congressional Districts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
is currently divided into 9 congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. After the 2010 census, the number of Massachusetts' seats was decreased from 10 to 9 due to the State's low growth in population since the year 2000
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Elections In Massachusetts
This is an incomplete list of recent Elections in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
sorted both by offices sought and by years held. Elections are administered by the individual municipalities
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Geography Of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
is the 7th smallest state in the United States
United States
with an area of 10,555 square miles (27,340 km2).[1] It is bordered to the north by New Hampshire
New Hampshire
and Vermont, to the west by New York, to the south by Connecticut
Connecticut
and Rhode Island, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Massachusetts
Massachusetts
is the most populous New England
New England
state. Massachusetts
Massachusetts
is nicknamed "The Bay State" because of several large bays, which distinctly shape its coast: Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Bay and Cape Cod Bay, to the east; Buzzards Bay, to the south; and several cities and towns on the Massachusetts– Rhode Island
Rhode Island
border sit adjacent to Mount Hope Bay
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