Colonies Project Monica Valentini Bell #1

  • Jamestown, Virginia

    Virginia was founded by the Virginia Compony of London. It established the House of Burgesses and had elected representatives. People in Virginia had indentured servants. Growing tobacco was very popular.
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts was founded by The Massachusetts Bay Company in 1630. There were town meetings for resolving issues and a representative self- government. All male church membors were allowed to vote. They believed that hard work was one way to honor God. All dissenters were asked to leave.The towns they set up were similar to thise in England because that is where they came from.
  • Maryland

    In 1634, Lord Baltimore founded the colony of Maryland. The people in Maryland elected as an asembly. They established the Act of Tolerence, this meant they were religiously tolerent. They grew a lot of tobacco. They had indentured servants who worked on the plantations and grew the tobacco.
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut was founded in 1636 by Thomas Hooker. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was established by these people. Unlike Massachusetts voting rights were given to men outside of the church. People in Connecticut also set up towns similar to the ones in England because that is where they were from.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Islanded was founded byRoger Williams. This colony kept the church and the state seperate. Dissenters were welcomed in Rhode Island. The first Baptist Church in America was established in Rhode Island. Rhode Island set up towns just like the ones in England which is where they were from.
  • New York

    New York was founded by the Duke of York, he was a preprietor. There were waterways that encouraged shipping and trading. Plus, the rich soil was great for farming. It was one of the most tolerent societies. There was ethnic and religious diversity.
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey was founded in 1664 by Sir George Carteret and Lord John Berkeley. They had a representative assembly. They also gave out large land grants to attract more settlers. There was also freedom of religion.
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire was founded by John Wheelwright. The Exeter Compact was established, it was based on The Mayflower Compact. This colony also had a representative self- government. Just like several other colonies, New Hampshire set up towns similar to the ones they lived in in England.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania got its' name from William Penn, he was the founder. In Pennsylvania, there was a very long growing season and fertile soil. There was careful management of the money and religious freedom and equality for all.
  • South Carolina

    Colonists were unhappy over little protection and became seperate royal colonies. This is how South Carolina was founded. The colony was ruled by a governers who were appointed by the king. Since they grew rice slaves were needed, There was also religious toleration.
  • North Carolina

    There were many slaves because people grew rice and all of the planters/farmers were very wealthy. There was religious toleration here, too.
  • Delaware

    In 1701 William Penn granted 3 lower countries their own assembly which was how Delaware got founded. There was shipping, comerce, and farming.
  • Georgia

    James Ogelthorpe was the founder of Georgia. There were very strict rules and slaves were illegal. There no plantations, but there were small farms. All Catholics were banned form Georgia. There was some religious toleration and little diversity.