new england colony

group

new england collonys

new england


massachusetts bay colony

rhode island

connecticut

massachusetts colony facts

founded:1630


government: charter

religion: puritan

towns: boston ,quincy, plymouth, salem, lexington, and concord

famous people: john winthrop

Rhode Island Colony

founded:1636

government:charter

religion:religious freedom

town:providence, portsmouth and newport

famous people:Roger Williams

Anne Hutchinson


Connecticut Colony facts

founded:1636

government: charter

religion:puritan

town:hartford,new haven,wethersfield and windsor

famous people: thomas hooker



new hampshire colony facts

founded:1638

government: royal

religion:puritan

town: dover and exeter

famous people:john mason



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.


climate

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


economy

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