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Who first settled Boston?

Boston was founded in 1630 by English Puritans fleeing religious persecution. On 29 March 1630 a fleet of 11 ships carrying 700 people sailed from England to Massachusetts. They were led by John Winthrop (1588-1649). At first the people settled at Charlestown, which had been founded the year before.

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Furthermore, who were the first settlers in Massachusetts?

The first settlers in Massachusetts were the Pilgrims who established Plymouth Colony in 1620 and developed friendly relations with the Wampanoag people. This was the second permanent English colony in America following Jamestown Colony.

Secondly, why did people settle in Boston? In 1630, Puritans from the Massachusetts Bay Company sailed to New England to flee religious persecution in England. Although it was illegal at the time to settle in New England without permission from the King, the Puritans found a legal loophole that they used to their advantage.

Beside this, when was Boston founded?

September 7, 1630

Who was Massachusetts founded by?

John Winthrop

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