the new england colonies
In the beginning, mostly European Puritans came to the New England Colonies. Many of the people who migrated here were part of the Great Migration. The people who migrated here were Middle Class Englishmen. Many people came to Massachusetts and ended up migrated all around the New England Colonies.
European motivation to migrate to the New England Colonies were mostly religious. The Puritans were unhappy with the Church of England, and wanted to "purify" their methods. Because of this, they faced religious persecution in England. They came to the New England Colonies looking for freedom of religion.
The New England Colonies were located around the Massachusetts bay and the Atlantic Ocean, providing a good source of food. The land was hilly in many spots, with many forests. The winters were snowy and cold. The spring and summer were cool and comfortable with plenty of rain.
One major export of the New England Colonies was fist and seafood. Because they lived near the Atlantic Ocean, they had plenty of seafood at their disposal, making it a viable source of food. Another major trade in this region was boats. They lived near the Atlantic Ocean and spent a lot of time fishing, so naturally, they became very proficient at building high quality boats. Most of the jobs and money in this region came from the seafood and ship building industries.
The people of the New England Colonies valued hard work, education, and representative government. Democratic rights expanded in the New England Colonies, giving investors the right to vote. Congressional churches (like the Puritans) were self-governed. In colonies like Massachusetts, Puritan men were elected as governors and legislators.