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


Religion: Puritan

Towns:Hartford, New Haven,

Wethersfield and Windsor

Famous People:Thomas Hooker

New Hampshire Colony Facts




Towns:Dover and Exeter

Famous People:John Mason


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.


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


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