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Interesting Facts
The New England Colonies included Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. The first permanent settlement was Plymouth Colony, established by Puritans who came to the New World on the Mayflower in 1620. Here are 5 interesting facts about you may not know about the New England Colonies:
  • The first attempt to colonize America was in 1587 by Sir Walter Raleigh on the island Roanoke. The colony of 91 men, 17 women, and 9 children vanished.
  • New England Colonies had to deal with a colder climate than the Middle and Southern Colonies. This climate made it more difficult for certain diseases to thrive, unlike in the warmer, Southern colonies.
  • The New England Colonies got their names for a variety of reasons. Massachusetts was named after a tribe, with the name meaning 'large hill place'. Connecticut was named for an Algonquin word meaning 'beside the long tidal river.' Rhode Island was named for a Dutch word meaning 'red island.' New Hampshire was named for a county in England.
  • 14 of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence were from the New England Colonies.
  • The oldest newspaper in the United States still being published began in Connecticut. It is The Hartford Courant' and it was established in 1764.
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Quotes on Colonies
Quotes about Colonies:

  • "We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories." -Cecil Rhodes
  • "In the early days of the New England colonies, no more embarrassing or hampering condition, no greater temporal ill, could befall any adult Puritan than to be unmarried." -Alice Morse Earle
  • "Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent." -Benjamin Disraeli
  • "America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies." -James F. Cooper
  • "From April 1775 to July 1776, the undeclared war between England and its American colonies smoldered, flared up, appeared to sputter out... It was hardly, ever, a mass rebellion." -Gore Vidal