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Welcome to Massachusetts

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Laura Flanagan

on 19 October 2017

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Welcome to Massachusetts
by Grant and Jacquelyn
Fun facts
Economy of Massachusetts
Major industries: Agriculture (fishing,corn,livestock) Manufacturing (lumbering,shipbuilding). In towns along the coast the colonists made their living fishing,whaling, and shipbuilding
Geography of Massachusetts
Massachusetts is bordered by : New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut , Rhode Island, New York, and the Atlantic Ocean so that makes part of Massachusetts coastal. Massachusetts has: Mountains, trees, and rivers but poor rocky soil that was difficult to farm and unsuitable for crops. Mild short summers and lon
Massachusetts means at the great hill; Intresting Massachusetts Colony Facts Plymouth Colony was founded in 1620 ,at Plymouth, Massachusetts, by pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower, a ship carrying settlers. The Massachusetts Bay Colony wasn't settled for another 10 years.
Crops of Massachusetts
The crops grown in Massachusetts include, flowers, ornamental shrubs, cranberries, sweat corn, and apples
Who Founded Massachusetts?
Massachusetts was founded by John Winthrop and Thomas Dudley in 1630 and they were British Puritans.
The religion of Massachusetts was Puritanism. Puritans were a group of English Protestants who wanted to purify the Church of England of its Catholic practices.
What was unique about Massachusetts?
Massachusetts Bay Colony was the first English-chartered colony whose board of governors did not live in England. This allowed the colonists to practice their Puritan beliefs without interference from the King of England.
What brought people to the Colony
People came to Massachusetts to farm and trade and make a living, and to be part of a community with schools and clean water.
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