Massachusetts Bay

By: Ainsley

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.

About King Charles

Born: 19 November, 1600

Died: 30 January, 1649

Spouse: Henrietta Maria of France

Father: James VI of Scotland and I of England

Mother: Anne of Denmark

Region: Anglican (Church of England)

The KIng of: Great Britain

Did you know......

  • Massachusetts is an Algonquin word that means "At the Big Hill"

Cool Facts

  • 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