NEW ENGLAND

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New England colonies

Rhode Island,New Hampshire,Connecticut,Massachusetts


Rhode Island colony

Founded:1636

Government:Charter

Religion:Religious Freedom

Towns:Providence, Portsmouth and Newport

Famous People: Roger Williams Anne Hutchinson

New Hampshire Colony

Founded:1638

Government:Charter

Religion:Royal

Towns:Dover and Exeter

Famous People:John Mason

Connecticut Colonies

Founded:1636

Government:Charter

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Hartford, New Haven, Wethersfield and Windsor

Famous People:Thomas Hooker



Massachusetts Colony

Founded:1630


Government:Charter

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Boston, Quincy, Plymouth, Salem, Lexington and Concord

Famous People:John Winthrop

Climate

Coldest of the three regions, mild and short summers leading to long, cold winters but less disease than in the warmer colonies.


Trade / Exports

Fish, whale products, ships, timber products, furs, maple syrup, copper, livestock products, horses, rum, whiskey and beer-refer to Colonial Times


Geography

The geography of New England consisted of mountains thick with trees, rivers and poor rocky soil that was difficult to farm and unsuitable for crops