New England Colonies

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut

Massachusetts

  • Founder: Was found in the 1630 by puritans for religious freedom.
  • Economy: Exporting and trading good to Europe. Agricultural products and animal furs were the most common exports.
  • Government: corporate colony
  • Population: Around 5,000
  • Native Americans: The Wampanoag, Pequot, and Nipmunk tribes settled here.
  • Religion: Believed in the Puritan religion.

New Hampshire

  • Founder: In 1692 by John Mason for farming.
  • Economy: Manufacturing ( shipbuilding, furniture, and lumbermen)
  • Government: Corporate then Royal
  • Population: Around 90,000
  • Native Americans: The Pennacook, and the Abenaki
  • Religion: Based on the Puritan beliefs.

Rhode Island

  • Founder: In 1636 by Rodger Williams and his supporters for religious freedom and separation of church from state after a disagreement with Massachusetts Bay.
  • Economy: Made their living by fishing, whaling, and shipbuilding.
  • Government: Corporate Colony
  • Population: About 3,000
  • Native Americans: The Niantic, Wampanoag, and Narragansett tribes settled here.
  • Religion: No established religion.
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Connecticut

  • Founder: It was founded in 1635 by Thomas Hooker and his followers for political and religious freedom after a disagreement with Massachusetts Bay.
  • Economy: Fishing, the cash crops they grew such as: corn, pumpkins, rice, squash, and the clothing they made.
  • Government: Corporate Colony
  • Population: Around 210,000
  • Native Americans: The Nipmuck, Pocumtuck, Wampanoag, Mohegan and many other tribes settled here.
  • Religion: Based off of Puritan beliefs