13 Colonies - Reasons for Founding
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Massachusetts Bay Colony
It was founded in 1629 by Puritans from England for religious freedom. John Winthrop was their leader. It was one of the New England Colonies.
Plymouth Colony (in Massachusetts)
It was founded in 1620 by Pilgrims for religious freedom. It was a colony in New England.
It was founded by Thomas Hooker in 1636 when he left Massachusetts Bay Colony because he disagreed with some of the Puritan beliefs. It was a colony in New England.
It was founded by Roger Williams in 1636 who was forced to leave Massachusetts because he disagreed with the Puritan leaders. He felt religious differences should be tolerated. It was the first colony to allow freedom of religion. It was a New England Colony.
It was founded in 1692 by John Mason and Ferdinando Gorges as a fishing colony. It was a New England Colony.
It was founded by a Dutch trading company in 1621 and was originally known as New Netherlands. It became an English Colony in 1664. It was a middle colony.
It was first colonized by the Dutch settlers around 1613 and was part of New Netherlands. It became an English colony in 1664 for farming and trade.
Carteret and Berkeley tried to attract settlers by promising freedom of religion and land. It was a middle colony.
It was founded by William Penn in 1681 for religious freedom for the Quakers. Penn paid Native Americans for their land for the colony. It was a middle colony.
It was founded by the Dutch in 1631. The Swedes controlled it in 1638. The Dutch again controlled it in 1655. In 1682, it was part of the English colony of Pennsylvania and finally became its own colony in 1704. It was a middle colony.
It was founded by Lord Baltimore and other Catholics for religious freedom. It was a southern colony.
It was founded in 1663 by eight proprietors who were supporters of Charles II for farming and trade. It later split into North and South Carolina in 1729. They were southern colonies.
It was founded by James Oglethorpe in 1732 as a debtor colony and for relief for poor English and as a buffer between Spanish Florida and The Carolinas. The were southern colonies.
It was founded by an English trading company in 1607 that was looking for gold. Its leader was John Smith.
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