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Who organized the government in the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies?

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Who organized the government in the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies?

Government Organization in Colonial New England:

Plymouth Colony was founded in 1620 by religious separatists known as Puritans—they are often referred to as the Pilgrims. Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1628 and covered much of what we now know as New England.

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The government in Plymouth was organized by the colonists themselves as they did not have an official royal charter. They created the Mayflower...

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Read about who founded the Massachusetts colony and its development. Learn about Massachusetts' geography, economy, and the importance of religion to the Puritans.


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