The New England Colonies
2. EXPEL can mean to force someone to leave a place. Roger Williams was expelled.
3. Most people first settled in the Connecticut River valley to have fertile land to farm.
4. In 1630 John Winthrop led the Puritans from England to Massachusetts Bay.
5. Anne Hutchinson led followers to an island near Providence after being expelled from Massachusetts
Colony for sedition. (rebellion)
6. The main reason the Puritans started the Massachusetts Colony was to live according to their religious beliefs.
7. The major issue causing King Philip’s War: colonists and Indians disagreed about ownership of the land.
8. Roger Williams founded the settlement of Providence, which became part of the Rhode Island colony.
9. The main purpose of town meetings in the New England colonies was to take care of town government.
10. John Winthrop led the second group of Puritans to New England and was an early leader of
The Massachusetts Colony.
11. Thomas Hooker founded the settlement of Hartford, which became part of the Connecticut Colony.
12. The triangular trade routes connected: England, the English colonies and Africa.
13. The colonists elected their own leaders to public offices thereby showing they had representative governments.
14. Because the whalers had caught most of the whales close to shore they started going on longer whaling trips.
15. Remember how to read a line graph!
1) What were some responsibilities of colonial children in New England?
2) In what ways were the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Colonies different?
3) How did people in New England Colonies belong to a free-market economic system?
4) How did the early slave trade affect both Africans and English colonists?
5) How did the Puritans try to make their settlements in the Massachusetts Colony a “city upon a hill”?