The New England Colonies * The four original New England Colonies were:
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
The Environment of the New England Colonies * The climate of the New England Colonies was colder than the other two colonial regions …show more content…
Water for transportation. * It was easier to transport goods by water than by roads for the first colonists because products were heavy or bulky and could be transported faster, with more ease, and at a lower cost by boats. Economic Activities in the New England Colonies
Agriculture of the New England Colonies * A subsistence farmer hardly raised enough food to feed their families. * Many New England farmers, in order to make enough money to support their families during the non-growing season: had to find jobs in fishing, logging or trapping for fur. * Agriculture in the New England Colonies: poor soil, mountains, cold winters, and a short growing season. * Cash crops: crops or animals raised to make money.
Manufacturing in the New England Colonies * Naval products: All the things needed to build and sail a ship. * England encouraged the New England shipbuilding industry: England's forests were used up. * The second important industry in New England: the alcoholic drink called rum.
The Environment and