Massachusetts, Founded 1630 Vanessa Paxtle

John Winthrop was the founder of Massachusetts. He founded Massachusetts in 1630.

The people that lived here where puritans. They did not tolerate other religions.Believed that they would establish a pure church.

The geography was jagged coast hills. They had mild short summers and cold winters. Due to the type of climate they had less diseases.

Their major industries were: agriculture this included fishing, corn, and livestock. They also had manufacturing which included lumbering and shipbuilding.

Parents were required to teach their children how to read so they could read the Bible. Men met to make laws and settle problems in the community. Schools were ran by women at houses.


Created with images by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "To his excellency William Shirley Esqr., Captain General and Commander in Chief, in and over his Majesty's province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, and Vice Admiral of the same : this draught of the northern English Colonies ..."

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