TheNew England Colonies

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island

Massachusetts

  • Founded in 1629 by John Winthrop
  • Puritan dominated
  • Fur Trading, Fishing, Shipbuilding
  • Town Meetings
  • Good Dealings with natives till later

New Hampshire

  • 1679
  • Royal Colony
  • Charles II
  • Fishing, trading
  • Good Dealings with Natives till the Pequot Wars

Connecticut

  • 1636 by Thomas Hooker
  • Town Meetings
  • Farming, Fishing, Trading
  • Good Dealings with Natives till Pequot Wars

Rhode Island

  • 1644 by John Williams
  • Religious Freedom
  • No taxes for the church
  • Farming, Fishing
  • Good dealings with the Natives