Massachusetts was founded in 1620 by sepratist and puritan also know as pilgrams. It was founded beccause Religious freedom. the people or leaders who fond the colony are John Carver, William Bradford, and John Winthrop.
About the founders
John Carver- Carver chartered the Mayflower and with 101 other colonists, he set sail from Plymouth, England, in September 1620.William Bradford- Was the goveror of plymothJohn Winthrop-was a wealthy English Puritan lawyer and one of the leading figures in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first major settlement in New England after Plymouth Colony.
They grew corn to sale and survive on throught there journey.
They also fished for a living. They fished to feed themselves and other people around them.