Daily life in Colonial New England was filled with hardship and hard work. Chores were for everyone in the home, and most families farmed. Religion was also a big part of daily life for the New England colonists. More »

The geography of the New England Colonies is diverse. Some New England states have rocky soil, hilly landscapes and thick forests, while others have flat land and rich soil. The southern colonies are bordered by the Appa... More »

The prevailing religion of the New England Colonies was Christianity, but along markedly different lines to the Anglican Church (or Church of England) that the settlers had fled. The Puritan approach to Christianity was ... More »

Daily life in colonial New Hampshire differed depending on socioeconomic status, gender and location; men living closer to the shore held maritime jobs or worked as farmers, while women and girls tended to domestic chore... More »

Colonial New Jersey was home to Presbyterians, Quakers, Dutch Reformed, Baptists, Dutch Lutherans, Seventh Day Baptists, German Reformed, Portuguese Jews, Anglicans, members of the Church of England, the religions of Afr... More »

Colonial New Jersey had a proprietary type of government. A proprietary colony was chartered to a person or several people who were entitled to rule the land with utmost authority. More »

When the British began sending settlers to the New World, the New England colonies were governed by one of two types of contracts: royal and charter. The two types of government differed mainly in whether the higher offi... More »

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