4 of the 13 Colonies Summary

Today I’m going to give you a very brief summary of four of the original 13 Colonies. Hopefully I can get them in order.

#1. Virginia

Virginia was started in 1607 by the Virginia Company. Sir Walter named it after the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth the 1st of England.  Jamestown was the first settlement. The life for the colonists in Virginia was a hard one. The colony almost failed many times, but always found a way to survive.

#2. Massachusetts

The Massachusett Bay Colony was started in 1620 by the colonists from the Mayflower.  The story of the mayflower and the puritans is pretty famous, so I won’t tell you all about it. The first settlement was Plymouth. Massachusetts became a royal colony in 1691.

#3. New Hampshire

New Hampshire was started in 1921.  John Wheelwright, and his sister-in-law, Anne Hutchinson started a settlement called Exeter in New Hampshire. The two of them were banished from Boston, so they took some other people with them and started Exeter.

#4. Maryland

The first settlers landed in Maryland in 1633.  King Charles I gave the charter to Lord Baltimore. Leonard Calvert, who was Lord Baltimore’s son was the one that led the colonists into the land and settle it.

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