Main article: Massachusetts
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts:
Massachusetts – U.S. state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and 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. In the late 18th century, Boston became known as the "Cradle of Liberty" for the agitation there that led to the American Revolution and the independence of the United States from Great Britain. Massachusetts is also home to Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S., founded in 1636.
General reference 
Geography of Massachusetts 
Places in Massachusetts 
Environment of Massachusetts 
Natural geographic features of Massachusetts 
Regions of Massachusetts 
Massachusetts with three major regions highlighted: Central Massachusetts in green and teal (used to show towns in Middlesex County), Eastern Massachusetts in blue and Western Massachusetts in light red.
- Central Massachusetts includes Worcester County and far northwestern Middlesex County
- Eastern Massachusetts includes Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, most of Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk Counties
- Central Eastern Massachusetts:
- Northern Eastern Massachusetts:
- Southern Eastern Massachusetts:
- Western Massachusetts includes Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties
Administrative divisions of Massachusetts 
Demography of Massachusetts 
Government and politics of Massachusetts 
- Main article: Government of Massachusetts and Politics of Massachusetts
Branches of the government of Massachusetts 
Executive branch of the government of Massachusetts 
Legislative branch of the government of Massachusetts 
Judicial branch of the government of Massachusetts 
Law and order in Massachusetts 
Law of Massachusetts
Military in Massachusetts 
Local government in Massachusetts 
History of Massachusetts 
History of Massachusetts
History of Massachusetts, by period 
- Prehistory of Massachusetts
- English Newe-Plymouth Colony, November 23, 1620 – June 3, 1686
- English Newe-England Colony, September 6, 1628 – March 4, 1629
- English Governour and Company of the Mattachusetts Bay in Newe-England, March 4, 1629 – June 3, 1686
- English Dominion of New-England in America, June 3, 1686 – May 18, 1689
- English Colony of New-Plymouth and Colony of Massachusetts Bay, May 18, 1689 – October 7, 1691
- English Province of Massachusetts Bay, October 7, 1691 – May 1, 1707
- British Province of Massachusetts Bay, May 1, 1707, to July 4, 1776
- American Revolutionary War, April 19, 1775 – September 3, 1783
- History of Massachusetts#Revolutionary Massachusetts: 1760s–1780s: "State of Massachusetts Bay", July 4, 1776 – October 25, 1780
- History of Massachusetts#Federalist Era: 1780–1815: "Commonwealth of Massachusetts," since October 25, 1780
History of Massachusetts, by region 
History of Massachusetts, by subject 
Culture of Massachusetts 
The arts in Massachusetts 
Sports in Massachusetts 
Economy and infrastructure of Massachusetts 
Education in Massachusetts 
See also 
- ^ a b c Introduction to Massachusetts, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- ^ Massachusetts (state, United States), Britannica Online, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- ^ Andrew Ryan,
Report: 'Taxachusetts' label remains part of Massachusetts' past, Boston Globe, April 6, 2007.
- The People's Republic of Massachusetts (colloquial)
- ^ Daniel J. Flynn, 'Taxachusetts' no more?, Forbes, October 22, 2008.
- ^ 'Taxachusetts' Voters May Eliminate State Income Tax, Fox News, October 7, 2008.
- ^ Michael D. Shear, Giuliani Backers Attack 'Taxachusetts Romney', The Washington Post, December 12, 2007.
- ^ Slate's Chatterbox: The Myth of 'Taxachusetts', National Public Radio, October 15, 2004.
- ^ "U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts Massachusetts".
External links 
Wikimedia Atlas of Massachusetts