What states were in the New England colonies?
The region is made up of six unique U.S. states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Each have their own history and culture – all are beautiful, offering countless activities and adventure.
Why are the 6 states called New England?
The region was named by Capt. John Smith, who explored its shores in 1614 for some London merchants. New England was soon settled by English Puritans whose aversion to idleness and luxury served admirably the need of fledgling communities where the work to be done was so prodigious and the hands so few.
Why is New York not considered a New England state?
New York and New Jersey were originally both part of New Netherland, which was a Dutch colony, not an English one. They were conquered by the English in 1664, re-conquered by the Dutch in 1673, but ceded to England in the Treaty of Westminster in 1674.
What were the 13 original states in order?
Just prior to declaring independence, the Thirteen Colonies in their traditional groupings were: New England (New Hampshire; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; Connecticut); Middle (New York; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Delaware); Southern (Maryland; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; and Georgia).