Vermont was the only Northeastern state that was not one of the thirteen colonies. It was unsettled territory between New York and New Hampshire and could have become part of Canada. However, it became the first state that was not one of the thirteen colonies.
England is in Europe. It is a large island that is part of the UK (the United Kingdom). New England, on the other hand, is a six state region in the northeastern United States. The New England states are Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
More states are not a part of New England than are, so it would be easier to just name the states that are in New England. This way, you would know any state not listed is not a part of New England. Maine New Hampshire Vermont Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut