New England Colonies

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode island

All New England Colonies practiced Town Meetings

New Hampshire

  • Founded by John Mason in 1623
  • Economy- Mixed Farming
  • Corporate then became Royal
  • In 1630 the population was 500 and grew to 4164 in 1690
  • Abenaki tribe, and the Pennacook tribe inhabited New Hampshire
  • Puritan religion
  • King Phillips War

Massachusetts

  • Founded by John Winthrop in 1620
  • Economy- Ship Building and Fishing
  • Corporate Colony
  • In 1630 the population was 506 and grew to 49504 in 1690
  • Wampanoag tribes, Mohegan tribe, and the Mohican tribe
  • Puritan religion
  • King Phillips War and Pequot War

Connecticut

  • Founded by Thomas Hooker in 1636
  • Economy- Mixed farming
  • Corporate colony
  • In 1640 the population was 1472 and grew to 21645 in 1690
  • Eastern Pequot, and Golden Hill Paugussett
  • Puritan Religion
  • King Phillips War

Rhode Island

  • Founded by Roger Williams in 1636
  • Economy- Mixed Farming
  • Corporate colony
  • In 1640 the population was 300 and grew to 4224 in 1690
  • Narragansett tribe, Niantic tribe, and Wampanoag tribe
  • No established religion, very tolerant
  • King Phillips War