The 13 Colonies


The Founding of Massachusetts

Massachusetts was founded in 1630 by the Puritans.  They founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony/Boston.  The Puritans headed to Massachusetts to escape persecution from the Anglican Church.  This event was called the Great Migration. 

Massachusetts Facts

     Massachusetts is a part of the New England Colonies.  Its main products are fur, fish, and lumber.  The first town that was founded in Massachusetts was Boston.  The leader of the group of Puritans that founded this colony was John Winthrop.


I got my information from my notes in Ms. Brazzle’s class.