Thirteen Colonies

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New England Colonies

New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Rhode Island and Connecticut.


Massachusetts Colony Facts


Founded:1630

Government:Charter

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Boston, Quincy, Plymouth, Salem, Lexington and Concord

Famous People:John Winthrop

Rhode Island Colonies Facts


Founded:Rhode Island Colony

Government:Charter

Religion: Religious Freedom

Towns:Providence, Portsmouth and Newport

Famous People:Roger Williams Anne Hutchinson

Connecticut Colony Facts


Founded:1636

Government:Charter

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Hartford, New Haven, Wethersfield and Windsor

Famous People:Thomas Hooker

New Hampshire Colony Facts


Founded:1638

Government:Royal

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Dover and Exeter

Famous People:John Mason

Climate

Coldest of the three regions, mild and short summers leading to long, cold winters but less disease than in the warmer colonies.


Geography

The geography of New England consisted of mountains thick with trees, rivers and poor rocky soil that was difficult to farm and unsuitable for crops

Economic

Fish, whale products, ships, timber products, furs, maple syrup, copper, livestock products,horses, rum, whiskey and beer - refer to Colonial Times.