Over 80% of Massachusetts's population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry.Plymouth was the site of the first colony in New England, founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the Mayflower.
Before the American Civil War, Massachusetts was a center for the abolitionist, temperance, In 2004, Massachusetts became the first U. state to legally recognize same-sex marriage as a result of the decision in Goodridge v.
Performs a wide variety of assays/procedures within a clinical laboratory service with documented expertise.
Works independently and assesses test results for validity prior to reporting.
Alternatively, Massachusett has been represented as Moswetuset—from the name of the Moswetuset Hummock (meaning "hill shaped like an arrowhead") in Quincy, where Plymouth Colony commander Myles Standish, hired English military officer, and Squanto, part of the now disappeared Patuxet band of the Wampanoag peoples, met Chief Chickatawbut in 1621.
In the early 1600s, after contact had been made with Europeans, large numbers of the indigenous peoples in the northeast of what is now the United States were killed by virgin soil epidemics such as smallpox, measles, influenza, and perhaps leptospirosis.