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  • 1. Brought to you by: Bryan Canning, Dennis Juhasz, and Daniel Grosso
  • 2. Map
  • 3. 180 mi x 50 mi (roughly 9000 square miles)
    Bounded by New York, Massachusetts, and the Atlantic Ocean
    Colonized along CT river
    40,000 miles of rivers and streams
    1300 lakes and ponds
    Mount Washington, highest point in New England
    Basic Geography
  • 4. Given to Captain John Mason in 1629
    David Thomson and Hilton brothers same year
    Established a fishing colony along Piscataqua River
    In “Little Harbor” had fish drying racks and a factory
    Hilton’s went to Northam (Dover)
    Humble Beginnings
  • 5. Initially settled due to persecution out of England
    King James I provided ships and provisions for those who left for New Hampshire
    Free land under one condition
    The colony would remain under English law
    The Colonization Project
  • 6. Resources made New Hampshire a desirable colony to pursue
    Natural Resources
  • 7. Originally named North Virginia by Captain John Smith
    King James I named his new colony New England
    Named New Hampshire by Captain John Mason when he received the land
    John Mason was from Hampshire, England
    What’s in a Name?
  • 8. Mapmaker and colonizer
    Received the New Hampshire colony in 1929
    Invested 22,000 pounds in colony
    Built up towns, cleared land, and bolstered defense
    Died before ever seeing it
    John Mason
  • 9. Became a “royal province” in 1679
    John Cutt president of New Hampshire colony at time
    Became part of Massachusetts from 1698-1741
    Benning Wentworth assumed governorship in 1741
    Wentworth granted more than 100 towns to prospective settlers before 1761, many of which became part of Vermont
    Other History
  • 10. Fought over what is now northern New England and Canada
    Due to the war effort much of northern New Hampshire was explored
    Settled following the war
    French-Indian War
  • 11. Drafted its own state constitution on January 5, 1776
    First colony to declare independence
    Helped to supply cannons, ships, and ammunition to Continental Forces
    Had three militia divisions in the war
    Revolutionary Period
  • 12. John Langdon was the first vice-president and president of the Senate under Washington
    Ninth state to ratify the Constitution
    First American public library
    “Live Free Or Die”
    Role in the New Nation
  • 13. http://www.timepage.org/spl/13colony.html
    Source List