The place to be in the New World!
This one-of-a-kind colony was originally inhabited by tribes of the Algonquian language family. The tribes relied on crops such as corn or squash, but mainly found sources of food by fishing,hunting, and gathering. Then, in 1620 the Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower to the tip of Cape Cod and settled in Plymouth. Years later, the Puritans arrived in Massachusetts for religious freedom from The Church of England and established the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Massachusetts Bay Colony
Because of its location off the coast, a prosperous merchant class grew because of a sustainable trading port. The Puritans grew to be less tolerant of other religions, and as a colony bonded under Christianity. After King Phillip's War ended in 1676, much of Massachusetts was in ruins and the economy plummeted. In the end of the 17th century, the colony was ruled by King William of England and he chartered the Province of Massachusetts Bay. He chose provincial governors who elected a legislative court. The first governor was Sir William Phips who oversaw the famous Salem Witch Trials.
King William of England
The ruler of the Province of Massachusetts Bay
They were the first settlers from Europe to come to Massachusetts
Seal of Province of Massachusetts Bay
The official seal in 1700s
Guaranteed to Make your new life affordable and easy!
The colony has been printing paper money ever since 1690, so your economical needs are taken care of, and trading is more conventional. Harvard college was established in the 18th century, so education will allow for better jobs and a good economy. Currently the economy is based off of sheep for meat and wool to export to Europe.