New England Colonies

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New England Colonies

Massachusetts Colony, Rhode Island Colony, Connecticut Colony, New Hampshire Colony


Massachusetts Colony

Founded:1630

Government:Charter

Religion:Puritans

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

Famous People:John Winthrop

Rhode Island Colony

Founded:1636

Government:Charter

Religion:Religious Freedom

Towns:Providence, Portsmouth and Newport

Famous People:Roger Williams Anne Hutchinson

New Hampshire Colony

Founded:1638

Government:Royal

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Dover and Exeter

Famous People:John Mason

Connecticut Colony

Founded:1636

Government:Charter

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Hartford, New Haven, Wethersfield and Windsor

Famous People:Thomas Hooker

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


Trade/Exports

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