What mountain range is running through the New England colonies?
The Appalachian mountain range - which include the Longfellow Mountains in Maine, the White Mountains in New Hampshire, the Green Mountains in Vermont and the Berkshires in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The Northern New England Colonies contributed to the economy through manufacturing, and the people that lived in the towns along the coast supported themselves and the economy through fishing, shipbuilding, and whaling. The soil in most areas of the New England Colonies wasn't of the same quality as the Middle and Southern Colonies. Because of this, instead of growing cotton and wheat, they planted a lot of squash, pumpkins, beans, and corn.
The colonies were controlled by England until the Revolutionary War. The colonies won their freedom and that's where we get the Declaration of Independence. The 13 original colonies progressed from there, going through a few gold rushes, a few more wars, and adding more territories, all building up to what we now call the United States of America.
Great Britain practiced a policy of mercantilism, where its colonies existed solely to benefit the mother country. This aggressive economic policy, coupled with the Navigation Acts which forced the colonies to engage in trade with Britain only, resulted in a massive deficit of the colonies to the British Crown. Up until the beginning of the American Revolution, most, if not all, of the original thirteen colonies were indebted to Great Britain.