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Chapter6section1notes

  1. 1. Section 1 Notes The New England Colonies
  2. 2. Making a Living  Although much of the land was HILLY, ROCKY, and hard to plow, the New England colonists did succeed in some forms of FARMING.  New Englanders also engaged in FISHING. In addition to catching fish for themselves, they sold fish to other colonists. As a result, FISHING became an important part of the New England ECONOMY.  New Englanders hunted and cut TIMBER in the forests. Using the many trees in the region, colonists also developed the profitable business of SHIPBUILDING.  Women played productive roles in the New England economy. They worked on FARMS, ran shops, and made GOODS.  New England soon became part of the TRIANGULAR TRADE ROUTE, which transported materials, manufactured goods, and SLAVES in triangle-like routes connecting NORTH AMERICA, AFRICA, and the WEST INDIES.
  3. 3. New England Economy
  4. 4. New England Economy
  5. 5. New England Economy
  6. 6. New England Economy
  7. 7. New England Village
  8. 8. Triangular Trade Route
  9. 9. Triangular Trade Route
  10. 10. A Belief in Education  The PURITANS believed that people needed enough education to read the bible and understand LAWS.  In 1636, the MASSACHUSETTS colony established the colonies’ first college, HARVARD, to train ministers. In 1647, colonial leaders set up the first PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
  11. 11. Harvard
  12. 12. Harvard
  13. 13. Harvard
  14. 14. Community Life  The FAMILY was important in New England. Puritan children had to OBEY THEIR PARENTS.  Communities in New England were centered around RELIGION. Sunday, the Sabbath, was the high point of the week. Colonists spent much of that day PRAYING AND ATTENDING CHURCH.  New Englanders dealt with community problems and other issues at TOWN MEETINGS attended by WHITE MALE PROPERTY OWNERS, who voted on important community questions.

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