The New England Colonies

By: Sharidan, Gabby, Adriana, Brittney, Matt

~Rhode Island



~New Hampshire

Rhode Island

The founder was Roger Williams, in 1636 because he was espousing (giving) religious and political freedom. Most New Englanders went for church services to the meetinghouse. The meetinghouse was a large building in the center of a town area and was used for town meetings as well as religious services. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island is about 40 miles long and 30 miles wide. Longitude: 71° 8'W to 71° 53'W
Latitude: 41° 18'N to 42° 1'N Rhode Island is bordered by Massachusetts on the north and on the east. On the south, Rhode Island is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean On the west, Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut


Founded in 1636 by Thomas Hooker and others at Hartford. Connecticut was founded because they were being driven from Massachusetts. Originally known as the River Colony. They were largely Puritans, who led very strict lives. Among the 225 men sent from London to settle in 1607, seven were practitioners of medicine.


One of the original English settlements in present-day ,Massachusetts settled in 1630 by a group of about 1,000 Puritan refugees from England under Governor John Winthrop. In 1607, about the same time as the Jamestown colonization, a group of English colonists attempted to establish a colony in the Northern Virginia territory. Colonies had houses of worship, but what the people learned in those church services depended on where they lived.

New Hampshire

Founded by John Mason, in 1630, to escape for those constricted by religious and economic rule.The main function of New England towns was to support the religion of the Puritans. Religious freedom in Puritan colonies did not exist. The Puritan's world view did not tolerate other religions.


1620 Massachusetts

1623 New Hampshire

1636 Rhode Island, Connecticut