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New Settlements In 1629 a group of Puritans formed the Massachusetts Bay Company. And received a charter to form a colony North of Plymouth. This allowed them to establish a society based on the bible. The company was lead by a well educated man named John Winthrop.

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  • New Settlements

  • In 1629 a group of Puritans formed the Massachusetts Bay Company. And received a charter to form a colony North of Plymouth.

  • This allowed them to establish a society based on the bible.

  • The company was lead by a well educated man named John Winthrop.

  • He lead 900 men, women, and children to Mass. Bay. The choose to settle in a place called Boston.


  • During the 1630’s more than 15000 Puritans left England for Mass. To flee persecution.

  • This movement became known as the Great Migration.

  • The Puritans had little toleration for other religious views. They began to attack anyone who did not share their religious views. This lead to the creation of new colonies.


  • Connecticut for Mass. To

  • Thomas Hooker was not satisfied with the way Mass. was being run. In 1636 he led his congregation to Connecticut.

  • There they founded the town of Hartford.

  • The soil in Conn. was much more fertile. This allowed the Hartford colonists to survive buy growing crops and selling them.

  • They adopted a plan of government called the Fundamental orders of Connecticut. This was the first written constitution in the United States.


  • Rhode Island for Mass. To

  • Was settled by a group of people that were kicked out of the Mass. Colony.

  • It was led by Roger Williams who believed that people should not be persecuted for their beliefs.

  • In 1644 he received a charter to create a colony east of Conn. called the Rhode Island and Providence Plantation.

  • Rhode island became the first place in America were people could worship freely.


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