New England

Rhode Island

Founding

Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams in 1636 because of his belief in separation of state and church, and religious freedom.


Government

Rhode Island was a crown colony, with the governor being Roger Williams.


Populations

The population was full of different groups that were banished from their previous colonies for their religious views.


Native Groups

There was 4 native tribes that lived in Rhode Island:

The Wampanoag, who lived around the Mount Hope Bay area.

The Narragensetti lived throughout all of Rhode Island.

The Niantic, who lived around the Pawtuck River.

And also the Nipmuc, a nomadic group that traveled in Rhode Island.


Religion

Because Rhode Island was founded on religious views their was a wide range of religions.

Connecticut

Founding

Connecticut was founded in 1636 by Thomas Hooker because they were kicked out of Massachusetts Colony and was looking for more freedoms and financial opportunities.


Government

Became a crown colony in 1662, but originally run by the colonists.


Populations

The population consisted of several different groups because they would move here once kicked out of Massachusetts.


Native Groups

Native groups were the Mohegan tribe and the Pequot tribe.

There was conflict with the Pequot tribe because they wanted the land causing the Pequot war.


Religion

The colonists practiced a form of Protestantism similar to Puritans.

Massachusets

Founding

Massachusetts was founded in 1628 by John Winthrop because he wanted a place for Puritans to freely practice there religion.


Government

The colony was originally a charter colony and governed themselves, but became a crown colony in 1691.


Populations

The colonists where all people of the separatist religion.


Native Groups

The Wamapanoag tribe helped the first pilgrims survive and in 1920 they had the first Thanksgiving.


Religion

The main religion in colonial Massachusetts was Puritan.

New Hampshire

Founder

New Hampshire was founded by John Mason as a planned proprietary colony.


Government

New Hampshire was originally joined with Massachusetts, until 1679 when New Hampshire became a royal colony. They had a governor, advisers, and a general assembly.


Populations

The colonists where all people from England.


Native Groups

The tribes that were their where the Abenaki and the Pennacook, but were forced to leave because of colonial expansion.


Religions

Had several different religions with Puritan being one of the main ones.

Economy

The economic venture for all of these colonies was in ship building, fishing, and trade.