New England Colonies

Bailey Smith

Massachusetts/ Plymouth Rock

  • Founded in 1620 by about 100 Puritan Separatist Pilgrims
  • They made their economy by fishing, and shipbuilding
  • They had a corporate government
  • At the very beginning the amount of survivors was about 50 people
  • They had a Puritan religion
  • In 1692 the Salem Witchcraft trials lasted for three months from June to September

New Hampshire

  • Founded by Captain John Mason in 1623
  • Their economy was mixed farming
  • The government started as a corporate and turned into a royal
  • They had a puritan religion
  • In 1765 the Stamp Act goes into effect

Rhode Island

  • Roger Williams founded this colony in 1636

  • The economy was mixed farming

  • The government was corporate

  • Most of the Native Americans were Wampanoag, Pequots, Narragansett, and Nipmuck

  • They had no specific religion

  • In 1638 the Portsmouth compact was signed

Connecticut

  • Thomas Hooker founded it in 1636
  • Their economy was mixed farming
  • The government was corporate
  • Their population was about 1,742 people
  • They had a puritan religion
  • In 1848 Slavery in Connecticut was abolished