Northern Colonies

Nicole N.Ashley V.Shelton V.Angel R.

Northern Colony Facts

Massachusetts,Rhode Island,Connecticut,New Hampshire Colonies


Massachusetts Facts

Founded in 1630

Famous person John Winthrop


Major Town

Quincy, Plymouth, Salem, Lexington and Concord


Rhode Island Facts

Founded in 1636

Famous person Roger Williams Anne Hutchinson

Major Towns

Providence, Portsmouth and NewportRoger Williams





Connecticut Facts

Founded in 1636

Famous person Thomas Hooker


Major Towns

Hartford, New Haven,Wethersfield and Windsor

New Hampshire Facts

Founded in 1638

Famous person John Mason


Major Towns Dover and Exeter

Climate

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


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


Economy

Fish, whale products, ships, timber products, furs, maple syrup, copper, livestock products, horses, rum, whiskey and beer