posted by Matt on .
What was Massachusetts Bay Colony's economic policy? Like what did they do to make money.
Most people in this colony were farmers, growing enough food to feed their families and sometimes a little more to sell to neighbors. A few people were merchants who bought and sold the goods needed by the colonists.
A few skilled tradesmen also contributed to the colony. One of my ancestors in the middle 1600s in Rhode Island was a gunsmith who repaired rifles.