Move To The New England Colonies!

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut

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Types of Government For The New England Colonies

Plymouth: Royal Colony

Massachusetts Bay Colony: Royal Colony
New Hampshire: Royal Colony
Rhode Island: Charter Colony
Connecticut: Charter Colony

What is a Royal Colony?

  • Great Britain rules all royal colonies directly.
  • The governor and council are appointed by the King, himself.
  • The colonists elect the assembly.

What is a Charter Colony?

  • Settlers must be given a charter or a grant of rights and privileges to establish the colony.
  • These colonies elect their own governors and members of legislature.
  • Although the King does have the right to approve or disprove of the governor.

Founders And Reasons

Founders


  • Plymouth: John Carver and William Bradford
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony: John Winthrop
  • New Hampshire: Ferdinando Gorges and John Mason
  • Rhode Island: Roger Williams
  • Connecticut: Thomas Hooker

Reasons


  • Plymouth: Religious Freedom
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony: Religious Freedom
  • New Hampshire: Profit from trade and fishing
  • Rhode Island: Religious Freedom
  • Connecticut: Profit from fur trading, farming, religious freedom, and political freedom

Voting Rights

Voting rights depend on who you are. There are some requirements that must be met in order to be eligible to vote. These include:

  • You must be a white man.
  • You must own a home or property.
  • You must work or have a job such as blacksmiths, farming, merchant, etc.
  • If you have a record of 3 or more past criminal offenses you can not vote.

Life In The New England Colonies

Life in the New England Colonies is very grand! We have many things to offer.


Farming life


Farming is one of our main economic activities. Although our farms are smaller than in the south, we still have enough abundance to meet the needs of everyone in the colony, sometimes even a little extra!


Seafood


We rely a lot on our fishermen. We have many types of seafood here. Some include cod, halibut, crabs, oysters, lobsters, and whales.


Products that many women make for us here


Women here make cloth, garments, candles, and soap for us all.


The Triangular Trade


The triangular trade consists of 9 routes. We are included in 4, including...


  • British Colonies to Britain- Rice, Tobacco, Indigo, and Furs
  • British Colonies to Africa- Rum, Iron, and Tools
  • West Indies to Here- Sugar and Molasses


Towns


These colonies are very organized towns.The meetinghouse stands in the center of town.

Jobs


Jobs include blacksmithing, farming, shoemaking, furniture making, gunsmithing, printing, and metal-smithing.


Products in this region


  • cattle
  • fish
  • furs
  • grain
  • iron
  • lumber
  • rum
  • ships
  • and whales