New England Colonies

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New England colonies

Massachusetts ,Rhode Island,Connecticut,and New Hampshire are New England Colonies.


Massachusetts colony

Founded:1630


Region:North

Government: Charter

Religion: Puritan

Major Cities: Boston,Quincy,Plymoth,Salem,Lexington,and Concord

Famous people: John Winthrop

Rhode Island colony

Founded:1636


region:north

Goverment:chart

religion:religious freedom

Major Cities:Providence, Portsmouth and Newport

Famous People: Roger Williams and

Anne Hutchinson

Connecticut colony

Founded:1636

Region:North

Government:Charter

Religion:Puritan

Major Cities: Providence, Portsmouth and Newport

Famous People: Thomas Hooker

New Hampshire colony

Founded:1638

Region:North

Government: Royal

Religion:Puritan

Major Cities: 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

he 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.