New England Colonies

Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire

Rhode Island

  • Founding - Founded by Roger Williams in 1636
  • Economy - A mixed economy which included agriculture, a fishing industry, and a lumber industry
  • Government - Charter
  • Population - 68,725 people (1790)
  • Native Americans - Naragansett, Nipmuc
  • Religion - Had a wide variety of religions
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Connecticut

  • Founding - Founded by Thomas Hooker in 1635
  • Economy - Focused on cash crops such as, wheat and corn. Also had a flourishing fishing industry
  • Government - Charter
  • Population - 237,946 people (1790)
  • Native Americans - Pequot, Mohegan
  • Religion - Puritan
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New Hampshire

  • Founding - Founded by Captain John Mason in 1623
  • Economy - Centered around sawmills, shipyards, and merchant's warehouses. Exports included lumber, fish, and turpentine.
  • Government - Royal
  • Population - 141,885 people (1790)
  • Native Americans - Penacook, Abenaki
  • Religion - Puritan
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Massachusetts

  • Founding - Founded by Puritans from England in 1630
  • Economy - Focused mainly on fishing, timber, and ship building
  • Government - Royal
  • Population - 378,787 people (1790)
  • Native Americans - Wampanoag, Nauset, Masschuset
  • Religion - Puritan
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