New England Colonies Essay

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Life in the Colonies
New England colonies, Middle colonies, and Southern colonies
The New England colonies: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
There was little farming, just enough to feed family. They made money through manufacturing and trade.
Climate was colder than the two regions
Long cold winter
Fish, whales, trees, and furs were natural resources
The religion was Puritans. No religious freedom. Pilgrims Work hard and strict rules
Most that settled were from England
Self-governing charters
The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut- first governing body New Hampshire
John Mason founded New Hampshire. He planned to establish it as a fish colony.
Homogenous means that they were not other people from other nations or religious living in New Hampshire Massachusetts
Founded by the Puritans
Homogenous
Known for the ship building
Connecticut
Founded by Thomas Hooker
Brings people with him from the war colony for religious freedom
Not as strict puritans Rhode Island
Founded by Roger Williams
Sewer colonies
Took people from other colonies that did not fit in The Middle Colonies
Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York
New Amsterdam- New York and New Jersey together
Heterogeneous- mixed
Not totally dependent on Farming
Wheat also known as bread colonies
It was cooler than other colonies, weather wise.
Economy based on agriculture and manufacturing and trade
Flat land but good soil
Iron ore,
Religions: Quakers (William Penn), Catholics, Lutherans, Jew, and any other religion. Delaware
Founded by Peter Minuit
Heterogeneous colony
Mixed economy
Iron work, ship building, lumber, and farming
Not a certain religious
Religiously tolerant Pennsylvania
Founded by William Penn
King gave it to Penn because the king owed his father money
Safe haven for Quakers who were persecuted in England
Mixed economy
Cattle and dairy
Mixed economy
Paper making, ship building, text tiles (clothing)
Religion- Quakers mostly, but you could be any religion New Jersey
Founded by Lord Berkeley and Sir Carteret
Heterogeneous
Livestock and iron
Any Religion because Religious freedom New York
Given to the Duke of York by the king
Heterogeneous
Farming and manufacturing
Diverse religious population Southern economies
Virginia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, and Georgia
Heterogeneous
Farming
Tobacco, indigo,…