New England Colony

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New England Colony

New Hampshire, Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut


Massachusetts Bay Facts



Founded: 1630

Region: Northern

Government: Charter

Religion: Puritan

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

Famous People: John Winthrop


Rhode Island Facts



Founded: 1636

Region: Northern

Government: Charter

Religion: Religious Freedom

Major Towns: Providence, Portsmouth, and Newport

Famous People: Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson



Connecticut Facts



Founded:1636

Region: Northern

Government: Charter

Religion: Puritan

Major towns: Hartford, New Haven, Wethersfield and Windsor

Famous People: Thomas Hooker


New Hampshire Facts


Founded: 1638

Region: Northern

Government: Royal

Religion: Puritan

Major Towns: Dover and Exeter

Famous People: John Mason

Plymouth Facts



Founded: 1620

Region: Northern

Government: Royal

Religion: Religious Freedom

Famous People: Seperatist Pilgrims

Climate

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


Geography

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


Trade/Exports

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