Thirteen Colonies

eric irwin

new england

New England Colony

New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Rhode Island and Connecticut.


Massachusetts Colony Facts


Founded: 1630

Government: Charter

Religion: Puritan

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

Famous People: John Winthrop

Rhode Island Colony Facts


Founded: 1636

Government: Charter

Religion: Religious Freedom

Towns: Providence, Portsmouth and Newport

Famous People: Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson


Connecticut Colony Facts


Founded: 1636

Government:Charter

Religion: Puritan

Towns:Hartford, New Haven,

Wethersfield and Windsor

Famous People:Thomas Hooker


New Hampshire Colony Facts


Founded:1638

Government:1638

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Dover and Exeter

Famous People:John Mason


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.


Climate

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


Economy

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