New England Colonies

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Massachusetts Colony

founded:1630

Government:Charter

Religion:Puritan

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

Famous
People:
John Winthrop

Rhode Island Colony

founded:1636

goverment:Charter

religion:religious freedom

Towns:Providence, Portsmouth and Newport

Famous
People:
Roger Williams

Anne Hutchinson

Connecticut Colony

founded:1636

Government:Charter

Religion: Puritan

Towns:Hartford, New Haven,

Wethersfield and Windsor

Famous
People:
Thomas Hooker

New Hampshire Colony

founed:1638


Government:Royal

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Dover and Exeter

Famous
People:
John Mason

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


economy

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


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