Massachusetts Bay Colony

Year founded

The Massachusetts Bay colony was founded in 1630.

The Founder

The Massachusetts Bay colony was founded by John Winthrop.

Reason Founded

This colony was founded so the Puritans can pursue their faith.

Economic Resources

The main sources of income were lumbering and shipbuilding because there was a large abundance of trees.

Climate

There were long harsh winters and short mild summers.

Geography

There were mountains thick with trees and many surrounding rivers The soil there was rocky, dry soil that was unusable.