Massachusetts Bay Colony

By: Brett Hudson

Founding Massachusetts

In 1498 Explorer John Cabot sails along the Massachusetts Coast. The settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony much like Plymouth was started by nonconformists for the pure pleasure of religious freedom.The colony was founded in 1628 by John Winthrop, Thomas Dudley, and other non-separatist Puritans. Massachusetts was the second colony to be founded.


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