According to AAMC (the MCAT test maker), there are 5 MCAT test centers in New Jersey. Most testing centers are located inside a college or university. You can select a testing location that is nearest to you. Please note that you are able to choose a test center when registering for the MCAT.
New Jersey – Clark
100 WALNUT AVE.
CLARK, NJ 07066
New Jersey – Fairlawn
FAIRLAWN, NJ 07410
New York – Fair Lawn
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Central New Jersey – Hamilton
1 AAA DRIVE BUILDING
HAMILTON, NJ 08691
Philadelphia – Laurel Spring
1381 Chews Landing Road Bldg 5
Chews Landing Commons
Laurel Spring, NJ 08021
History of the State of New Jersey Before Independence
On June 28, 1778, in Monmouth County, Washington attacked the rear of the British army. One of the participants in the Battle of Monmouth entered the history (and folklore) of the United States as “Molly Pitcher” (“Molly Jug”).
It is said that Mary Hayes is known as Molly Pitcher, whose husband, William Hayes, was an artilleryman in the Continental Army. Molly (a common nickname in America in those years for women named Mary) was one of the many women (led by George Washington’s wife Martha) who accompanied the army, prepared food for the soldiers, washed clothes and cared for the wounded.
In those years, gunners constantly needed water to cool their guns, which, among other things, was brought by Molly Hayes. It is believed that because of the exclamations of soldiers demanding water “Molly! Pitcher!” (“Molly! Pitcher!”) She got her famous nickname.
Mary Hayes carried water and under fire from British troops on a hot day at the Battle of Monmouth. When her husband was wounded, Molly took his place, helping to load the cannon and fire on the British until the end of the battle. According to legend, a British cannonball (or weapon bullet) flew right next to a brave woman, tearing off a piece of her skirt. Mary allegedly said: “Well, it could be worse,” and continued to load the gun.
After the victory, General Washington inquired what kind of woman he had seen loading a cannon during the battle. For bravery, he awarded Mary Hayes a military rank, and after that she became known as “Sergeant Molly.”
In the summer of 1783, the Continental Congress met at Nassau Hall at Princeton University. It was here that its deputies learned about the signing of the Treaty of Paris and the end of the American War of Independence.
In 1787, during the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, New Jersey played a significant role in establishing the structure of the future US government. In the so-called “Plan of Virginia”, proposed by the future fourth President of the United States James Madison provided for the creation of a bicameral parliament, the deputies of both chambers of which were elected in proportion to the population of the state. States with a small population feared that under such a system of representation, their interests might be infringed. Then New Jersey MP William Paterson came up with an initiative known as the “New Jersey Plan”, according to which all states were to have equal representation in the country’s highest legislative body. The result of the discussion was the “Great Compromise” (or “Compromise of Connecticut”), according to which the composition of the lower house of the US Congress (House of Representatives of Congress) should be proportional to the population of a particular state, and in the upper house (US Senate) all states should be represented equally.
On December 18, 1787, New Jersey ratified the Constitution of the United States of America, thus becoming the third state of the new state. On November 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first US state to ratify the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the US Constitution.