England Colonies: Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1630 by John Windthrope and other colonists.  The climate of the land had mild shot summers that lead on to long cold winters.   The geography had jagged coasts and hills, the soil was poor and rocky that made the farming a little more harder.  There was no religious freedom in areas that were inhabited by the Puritans, they did not want any other religion and did not tolerate that.  The colony focused on town life and industries such as ship building and the manufacture and export of rum.  The people who had lived there made their money by fishing, whaling or just building ships.  In 1692 the Salem Witch Craft Trials last for three months from June to September.  The Witch Craft Trials was when a group of girls started to start rumors of people who they thought were witches and they had brought in the people who they made up and were pretending to be hurt.