Tuesday, February 6, 2018


On this day in 1788 - Massachusetts adopted what is now the worlds longest serving constitution “...in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure Domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare & secure the blessings of Liberty...” With enduring thanks to John Adams, Samuel Adams, and James Bowdoin drafters of the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780.

In this mural John Adams confers with Samuel Adams and James Bowdoin at his home in Braintree, now Quincy. The Massachusetts Constitution served as the model for the constitution of the United States in 1788. This painting by Albert Herter is displayed in the State House.