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Yasmine and Olivia
Transcript of Yasmine and Olivia
Yasmine .R & Olivia .S
New Hampshire was a planned colony founded in 1623 by Captain John Mason, who was granted the land by Great Britain in order to establish a fishing colony in the New World. The name of the colony came from the fact that Mason lived in Hampshire County, England.
The colony that became the state of New Hampshire was founded on the division in 1629 of a land grant given seven years previously by the Council for New England to Captain John Mason and Sir Ferdinand Gorges (who founded Maine). John Mason, 1586–1635, founder of New Hampshire, After serving (1615–21) as governor of Newfoundland, he and Sir Ferdinando Gorges received (1622) a patent from the Council for New England for all the territory lying between the Merrimack and Kennebec rivers. In 1629 they divided the grant, Mason taking as his share an area 60 mi (95 km) deep between the Merrimack and Piscataqua rivers, which he named New Hampshire.
Founder; John Mason
New Hampshire derives its name from Hampshire County in England, and was first applied to the territory in 1629, in honor of Captain John Mason, Governor of Portsmouth, in Hampshire, England, and also the proprietor of the territory now so called. Sir Ferdinand Gorges, and others, had obtained from the Council of Plymouth, a grant of land partly in Maine and partly in New Hampshire, which they called Laconia. In 1641 the settlements of New Hampshire formed a coalition with Massachusetts. In 1681, Robert Mason, grandson and heir of John Mason, himself having been appointed one of the council, arrived in New Hampshire.
Colonial History Brief
Type of people living in the Colony
The types of people living in the colony also known as the population, are all kinds of races. Their were African slaves all over New Hampshire. Native Americans who worked as laborers for protection. The first people to live in New Hampshire was mostly the English.
The total population of New Hampshire was estimated to 87,800 people
Types of Religion in the colony
Puritanism was the primary religion of colonial New Hampshire. Puritans led strict religious lives, and dissenters were treated harshly. In 1689, the English Parliament passed The Tolerant Act, which stopped corporal punishment for dissenters, such as cropping the ears of Quakers or publicly whipping Baptists.
Types of Economy (business)
Agriculture in New Hampshire is hampered by the mountainous and by extensive areas of infertile and stony soil, but farmers are helped by the cooperative marketing that has expanded since World War II. Since the late 1800s manufacturing has been important in the state. The textile mills and factories producing leather goods (such as shoes and boots) that once lined the state's fast-moving rivers have given way to high-technology firms, many of them migrating from the Boston area and its higher tax rates. Lumbering has been important since the first sawmill was built on the Salmon Falls River in 1631. Mineral production, chiefly of sand, gravel, and stone, is today a minor factor in New Hampshire's economy.
Why you should settle in our colony!
Year-round tourism is now the state's leading industry. Many visitors come to enjoy the state's beaches, mountains, and lakes. The largest lake, Winnipesaukee, is dotted with 274 inhabitable islands, while along the Atlantic shore 18 mi (29 km) of curving beaches (many state-owned) attract vacationers. Of the rugged Isles of Shoals off the coast, three belong to New Hampshire. Originally fishing colonies too!Natural resources in the New Hampshire Colony included forests (timber), fur, fish, and whales.
Whales were important to the colonists because the oil could be used in lamps for light, this sounds pretty cool! Also New Hampshire's most notable first was being the first colony to establish an independent government.
Welcome to New Hampshire