Massachusetts

Fascinating Facts: The Words Read ‘Round the World

  • John Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1735.
  • Adams drafted the Massachusetts Constitution, which was adopted in 1780.
  • The Massachusetts Constitution served as the model for the United States Constitution, which became effective in 1789.
  • The United States Constitution, in turn, has served as the model for the constitutions of nations including Germany, Japan, and India, as well as international agreements including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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