New England Colonies

posted Oct 4, 2011, 2:28 PM by
Today we talked about the NE colonies and why they were established.  We looked over William Bradford and his contributions to the Plymouth Colony.  Notes:
1. MA colony founded by two different groups
A. Separatists (pilgrims) who wrote the Mayflower Compact, which was the first written constitution for the new world
B. Puritains (Mass Bay Company)
2. Conn
3. New Hampshire
4. Rhode Island
A. Founded by a woman
B. Only colony to have purchased land fairly from native americans
C. Only colony to actually have freedom of religion
****All four colonies were founded for religious freedom
Homework:  Read pages 71-76, Questions 1-4 all pg 76