The Importance Of Agriculture In New England

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Though season made it uncomfortable for settlers, it also allowed the agriculture to be diverse. They had long, harsh winters which resulted in an extremely short growing season compared to the other colonies. A result of the short growing season was that few New England families became wealthy by farming. It was also because New Englanders planted just enough food for their family. Other jobs in New England included lumbering, fishing, fur trading, shipbuilding, and rum distilling. New England towns were set up so that trading would be possible and everyone would be part of a congregation. They did this by having the residence live in close-knit communities. Though this idea was later deserted. By 1700 New England had a population that
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