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    Province of Massachusetts Originally Massachusetts was an English colony in North America, founded in 1628, by a group of puritans escaping persecution, until 1961 when it became the Province of Massachusetts and in 1776 seceded from England to be one of the original 13 states of America. The name Massachusetts comes from the Indian tribe, the Massachusett, an Algonquian tribe living in the area of Massachusetts bay. “at the great hill” or “at the range of hills” is its translation, referring to the Blue hills which are a chain of mountains, with a bluish hue, running through Massachusetts. Provincial charter The joint monarchs of England, Scotland, and Ireland, William, and Mary, chartered Massachusetts on October 7, 1961. Although it did not take effect until May 15, 1962. The charter included the area of Massachusetts Bay colony, the province of Maine, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Government The crown and not the people appointed the senior officers, although the people still elected the legislative assembly. The Governor had more power and could veto any laws passed by the general court, meaning that the crown was able to more…

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    The patterns of American colonial life, specifically in the Massachusetts Bay colony, encapsulated the massive social, political, and economic shifts of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Factors including freedom of religious expression and increased opportunity for wealth or opportunity led many Europeans to immigrate to New England. Prominent figures and experiences of the entire Colonial Massachusetts Bay population as a whole are often times generalized onto those of the…

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    Unlike the other colonies such as Virginia, consisting of those who had come on their own such a second sons, the Massachusetts Bay colony was established, not as a money maker, but instead as a place where the Puritans could worship the way they chose. The environment of the northwest was not suited for large farms, so the colonists made their money fishing in Cape Cod, fur trapping, ship building, and trading. These markets became the town’s main source of income, giving it a merchant based…

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    Towards the end of the sixteenth century, Great Britain sought to place colonies in the New World in order to combat Spain’s successes in South America. The first two successful colonies in North America were Jamestown, founded in 1607, and Massachusetts Bay, founded in 1630. The New England and Chesapeake regions were settled mostly by people of English origin, both evolved into two distinct societies due to the purposes of the colonies, the people who populated the colonies, and the…

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    Connecticut was founded by John Haynes, the governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Thomas Hooker, a Puritan minister. The colony of Connecticut is surrounded by New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It is also near the Atlantic Ocean. The colony, Connecticut, was founded in 1635 and was originally called the River Colony. It was an English Colony located in North America that became the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was founded because the people who John Hayes governed wanted freedom…

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    Anne Hutchinson was an intelligent, freethinking woman who lived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634. She can easily be perceived as one of the first leaders in Women’s Rights in history. Hutchinson was one of the first women to express her opinions on religion publically, which was not permitted at that time. Her strong will and opinions eventually led to her excommunication from the church and banishment from the Colony. Anne Hutchinson was an independent thinker who led many discussions…

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    In 1630, the Massachusetts Bay Colony was established by John Winthrop and the Puritan religion created a conservative culture in New England. The Puritans left their homes for America to exercise religion correctly in their eyes; therefore, it is apparent that religion undeniably impacted their lifestyles and survival. Furthermore, their circadian demeanor was formed by religion and the church. Religion molded the Massachusetts Bay Colony and influenced their societal structure: law, family…

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    The New England society of the Massachusetts bay colony and the Chesapeake colony of Virginia were different in development by the distinctive groups of colonist that built up their towns, religiously persecuted families that were looking to establish a perfect church society in the New England region, where as young single men came to look for gold and wealth in the Chesapeake region. Because of this difference in types of colonists, there was a major difference in the type of economy that came…

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    decisions in order for his colony to survive in New England. In his early years, his life was comfortable. But when he grew up he couldn 't avoid the fact that the king of England was making anti-puritan policies and that is what cost Winthrop his government…

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    The New England society of the Massachusetts bay colony and the Chesapeake colony of Virginia were different in development by the distinctive groups of colonist that built up their towns, religiously persecuted families that were looking to establish a perfect church society in the New England region, where as young single men came to look for gold and wealth in the Chesapeake region. Because of this difference in types of colonists, there was a major difference in the type of economy that came…

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