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natural resources available / ship building & fishing / less disease


  • Plymouth found in 1620 by Pilgrims
  • Massachusetts Bay found in 1630 by John Winthrop
  • Agriculture and Manufacturing industries
  • Massachusetts is a New England Colony
  • The climate was cold but had less disease
  • There is no religious freedom, the Puritans are in control
  • Fish, whales and forests are natural resources
  • You can make a living fishing, whaling and shipbuilding
  • Whale oil valuable, it can be used in lamps
  • Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans and rye are planted
  • Colony became a state on February 6, 1788