New England colonies

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut

Massachusetts

Massachusetts was founded in 1607 by John Winthrop. Their established religion was the church of England. Their economy was mostly lumbar and fish building. Massachusetts had a government made by the House of Burgess. The general population around this time was generally about 250,000. Massachusetts's relations with the Native Americans was that they traded sometimes and tried to stay uninvolved with them. A significant event with this colony is that they also began to trade furs and wheat as they developed. several of these colonies also included town meetings in which they discussed problems in the community.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire was founded in 1623 by John Mason. Their established religion was puritan. The economy of New Hampshire was centered by lumbar and ship building as well as fur trade and fishing. New Hampshire's government was a royal government. The general population was around 140,000. Their relation with the native Americans was not to work with them. A significant event in this colony is that the religion was enforced by the law
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Rhode Island

Rhode island was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams. The established religion was religious freedom. The economy was centered around trades and religious freedom. Rhode Island's government was very self governing. The general population was around 70,000. Rhode Island's relation with the Native Americans was one of equality and trade. A significant event is that Rhode Island's farmers often worked with the Native Americans.
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Connecticut

Connecticut was founded in 1635 by Thomas Hooker. The established religion was puritan. The economy was all about fur and fishing. Connecticut's government was self governing by puritans. The general population was around 230,000. Connecticut's relation with the Native Americans was very unstable and fights and battles arose between them. A significant Event of this colony is that it was one of the most economically successful in fishing.
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