The New England Colonies


The New England Colonies Are:

  • Massachusetts Colony
  • Rhode Island Colony
  • Connecticut Colony
  • New Hampshire Colony

New Hampshire Colony

  • Date-1638
  • Name of Colony or Settlement-New Hampshire Colony
  • Government-Royal
  • Religion-Puritan
  • Towns-Dover and Exeter
  • Famous people-John Mason


  • Date-1630
  • Name of Colony or Settlement-Massachusetts Colony
  • Government-Charter
  • Religion-Puritan
  • Towns-Boston, Quincy, Plymouth, Salem, Lexington and Concord
  • Famous people-John Winthrop

Rhode Island Colony

  • Date-1636
  • Name of Colony or Settlement-Rhode Island Colony
  • Government-Charter
  • Religion-Religious Freedom
  • Towns-Providence, Portsmouth and Newport
  • Famous people-Roger Williams,Anne Hutchinson

Connecticut Colony

Name of Colony or Settlement-Connecticut Colony
Towns-Hartford, New Haven, Wethersfield and Windsor
Famous people-Thomas Hooker


  • 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 activities and trade were dependant of the environment in which the Colonists lived.