How was Massachusetts Bay established??
- In 1630, the first puritan ship, the Arbella, begins its journey to the new world.
- By the end of summer about 1,000 puritans have arrived in New England.
Why did they Settle in Massachusetts Bay???
- Like the pilgrims they wanted to get away from religious persecution.
- To practice their religion freely.
- The also came because they wanted to start farms and businesses.
Did you know......
- Massachusetts is an Algonquin word that means "At the Big Hill"
- Capital: Boston
- Nickname: Bay state
- Motto: "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only underliberty"
- Tree: American Elm
- Flower: Mayflower
- Bird: Chickadee
Used a text book
Title: A History of US third editio, Making 13 colonies