|Name of Colony||Date Founded||Reason For Colony’s Establishment||Founder||Primary Economic Base|
|Plymouth (Massachusetts)||1620||Separatists who desired to remain separate from the Anglican Church went to Plymouth||William Bradford||Agriculture(fishing, corn), Manufacturing (lumbering, shipbuilding)|
|Salem (Massachusetts)||1630||English society was corrupt and as many people needed to be evacuated as possible||John Winthrop||Agriculture(fishing, corn), Manufacturing (lumbering, shipbuilding)|
|New Hampshire (fishing village)||1623||To establish a fishing village||John Mason||Agriculture (Fish)|
|Exeter (New Hampshire, official discovery)||1638||Founded by John Wheelright who was banished for defending his outlawed sister Anne Hutchinson||John Wheelright||Agriculture (potatoes and fishing), Manufacturing (textiles, shipbuilding)|
|Providence (Rhode Island)||1636||Disagreed with the theocracy being created in Rhode Island and was expelled||Roger Williams||Agriculture (meat, dairy,fishing), Manufacturing (Lumbering)|
|Connecticut(Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor)||1636-1639||Thomas Hooker left Massachusetts after being left out of leadership. He started his own colony in Connecticut.||Thomas Hooker||Agriculture (wheat, corn, fishing)|
Cite this article as: Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team, "New England Colonies," in SchoolWorkHelper, 2019, https://schoolworkhelper.net/new-england-colonies/.