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John Adams Birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
(/ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts/ ( listen), /-zɪts/), officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England
New England
region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the east, the states of Connecticut
Connecticut
and Rhode Island
Rhode Island
to the south, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
and Vermont
Vermont
to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett
Massachusett
tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area. The capital of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
and the most populous city in New England
New England
is Boston
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Massachusetts (other)
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
is the most populous state in the New England
New England
region of the northeastern United States.
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List Of United States Senators From Massachusetts
Below is a chronological listing of the United States Senators from Massachusetts. According to the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution adopted in 1913, U.S. Senators are popularly elected for a six-year term. Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1 and terms begin on January 3, about two months after the vote. Before 1914 and the enforcement of the Seventeenth Amendment, the state's U.S. Senators were chosen by the Massachusetts General Court, and before 1935, their terms began March 4. The current Senators are Democrats Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren
and Ed Markey.Contents1 Mid-term vacancy appointment processes 2 List of Senators 3 Living former Senators 4 See also 5 ReferencesMid-term vacancy appointment processes[edit] Through the 20th century, mid-term vacancies were filled with the Governor's appointee, with the appointment expiring at the next biennial state election
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Charlie Baker
Charles Duane Baker Jr. (born November 13, 1956) is an American businessman and politician serving as the 72nd and current Governor of Massachusetts, having been sworn into office on January 8, 2015. He was a cabinet official under two Governors of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
and spent ten years as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Raised in Needham, Massachusetts, Baker is the son of a Republican executive official who worked under Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
and Richard Nixon. He graduated from Harvard College
Harvard College
and obtained an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In 1991, he became Massachusetts
Massachusetts
undersecretary of health and human services under Governor William Weld. In 1992, he was appointed secretary of health and human services of Massachusetts
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Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party. The party is named after republicanism, the dominant value during the American Revolution. Founded by anti-slavery activists, economic modernizers, ex Whigs and ex Free Soilers in 1854, the Republicans dominated politics nationally and in the majority of northern states for most of the period between 1860 and 1932.[16] The Republican Party originally championed classical liberal ideas, including anti-slavery and economic reforms.[17][18] The party was usually dominant over the Democrats during the Third Party System
Third Party System
and Fourth Party System. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
formed the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party after being rejected by the GOP and ran as a candidate
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Lieutenant Governor Of Massachusetts
The Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Governor of Massachusetts
is the first in the line to discharge the powers and duties of the office of governor following the incapacitation of the Governor of Massachusetts. The constitutional honorific title for the office is His, or Her, Honor. The Massachusetts Constitution provides that when a governor dies, resigns, or is removed from office, the office of governor remains vacant for the rest of the 4-year term
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Karyn Polito
Karyn Polito
Karyn Polito
(born November 11, 1966) is an American politician currently serving as the 72nd Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusets, since 2015. From 2001 to 2011 she was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Massachusetts House of Representatives
representing the Eleventh Worcester District – consisting of the town of Shrewsbury, and precincts 1 and 4 of the town of Westborough, both in the county of Worcester.[1]Contents1 Education and career 2 Political career2.1 Massachusetts
Massachusetts
House of Representatives 2.2 2010 State Treasurer campaign 2.3 2014 Lieutenant Governor campaign 2.4 Issues and record3 Electoral history 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksEducation and career[edit] Polito graduated from Holy Name Central Catholic High School
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Legislature
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city. Legislatures form important parts of most governments; in the separation of powers model, they are often contrasted with the executive and judicial branches of government. Laws enacted by legislatures are known as legislation. Legislatures observe and steer governing actions and usually have exclusive authority to amend the budget or budgets involved in the process. The members of a legislature are called legislators
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Massachusetts General Court
The Massachusetts
Massachusetts
General Court (formally styled the General Court of Massachusetts)[3] is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The name "General Court" is a hold-over from the earliest days of the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Bay Colony, when the colonial assembly, in addition to making laws, sat as a judicial court of appeals. Before the adoption of the state constitution in 1780, it was called the Great and General Court, but the official title was shortened by John Adams, author of the state constitution. It is a bicameral body. The upper house is the Massachusetts Senate
Massachusetts Senate
which is composed of 40 members. The lower body, the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
House of Representatives, has 160 members
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Upper House
An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature), the other chamber being the lower house.[1] The house formally designated as the upper house is usually smaller and often has more restricted power than the lower house
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Massachusetts Senate
Majority   Democrat (32) Minority   Republican (7)   Vacant (1)Length of term2 yearsAuthority Chapter 1, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
ConstitutionSalary $58,237.15/year + per diemElectionsLast electionNovember 8, 2016 (40 seats)Next electionNovember 6, 2018 (40 seats)Redistricting Legislative ControlMeeting placeState Senate Chamber Massachusetts
Massachusetts
State House Boston, MassachusettsWebsite Massachusetts
Massachusetts
SenateThe Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Senate comprises 40 elected members from 40 single-member senatorial districts in the state
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Lower House
A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.[1] Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power. The lower house typically is the larger of the two chambers, i.e. its members are more numerous
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Massachusetts House Of Representatives
Majority   Democratic (121) Minority   Republican (34)   Independent (2)   Vacant (3)Length of term2 yearsAuthority Chapter 1 of the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
ConstitutionSalary $58,237.15/year + per diemElectionsLast electionNovember 8, 2016 (160 seats)Next electionNovember 6, 2018 (160 seats)Redistricting Legislative ControlMeeting placeHouse of Representatives Chamber Massachusetts
Massachusetts
State House Boston, MassachusettsWebsite Massachusetts
Massachusetts
House of RepresentativesThe Massachusetts
Massachusetts
House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
General Court, the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is composed of 160 members elected from 12 counties each divided into single-member electoral districts across the Commonwealth
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Elizabeth Warren
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts2012 election 2018 campaignEarly political involvement Special
Special
Advisor for the CFPB Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panelv t eElizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring, born June 22, 1949)[2] is an American politician and academic, currently serving as the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts
Massachusetts
since 2013. Warren was formerly a professor of law and taught at the University of Texas School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and most recently at Harvard Law School. A prominent scholar specializing in bankruptcy law, Warren was among the most cited law professors in the field of commercial law before she began her political career.[3] Warren is an active consumer protection advocate whose efforts led to the conception and establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Admission To The Union
The Admission to the Union
Admission to the Union
Clause of the United States
United States
Constitution, oftentimes called the New States Clause, and found at Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1, authorizes the Congress to admit new states into the United States
United States
beyond the thirteen already in existence at the time the Constitution went into effect. The Constitution went into effect on June 21, 1788, after ratification by 9 of the 13 states, and the federal government began operations under it on March 4, 1789.[1] Since then, 37 additional states have been admitted into the Union. Each new state has been admitted on an equal footing with those already in existence.[2] Of the 37 states admitted to the Union by Congress, all but six have been established within an existing U.S. organized incorporated territory. A state so created might encompass all or a portion of a territory
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Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (GOP). Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest political party.[16] The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism while populism was its leading characteristic in the rural South. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party, leading to a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party and Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D

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