The New England Colonies

By: Miranda Henderson

Massachusetts

A.) In 1630, Massachusetts was founded by John Winthrop. The reasoning behind its founding was because to have religious freedom for Puritans.

B.) They made money through fishing and ship building.

C.) The Massachusetts colony was a royal charter and they had town meetings.

D.) The population was .

E.) The Indians Tribes that lived in the area of Massachusetts was Squanto who was responsible for the first Thanksgiving.

F.) The main religion among the settlers in Massachusetts was Separatists and Puritans.

Rhode Island

A.) In 1636, Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams. The reasoning behind its founding was because to have religious freedom and was the most tolerant colony.

B.) They made money through mixed farming.

C.) The Rhode Island colony was a self-governing then became corporate.

D.) The population was very small then grew over time.

E.) The Indians Tribes that lived in the area of Rhode Island were the Wampanoags who befriended the settlers.

F.) The Rhode Island colony did not have no specific religion since it was created for religion freedom.

Connecticut

A.) In 1635, Connecticut was founded by Thomas Hooker. The reasoning behind its founding was because to have religious and economic freedom.

B.) They made money through mixed farming.

C.) The Connecticut was a self-governing then became corporate.

D.) The population was very small then grew over time.

E.) One of the Indians Tribes that lived in the area of Connecticut were the Nipmuck.

F.) The Connecticut colony main religion was Puritan and they had their first written constitution.

New Hampshire

A.) In 1623, New Hampshire was founded by John Mason . The reasoning behind its founding was because to have religious and economic freedom.

B.) They made money through mixed farming and wheat.

C.) The New Hampshire colony was a royal charter.

D.) The population was very small then grew over time.

E.) One of the Indians Tribes that lived in the area of New Hampshire were the Abenaki.

F.) The New Hampshire colony main religion was Puritan.