Virginia began with the colony of Jamestown in 1607. Jamestown was the capital of Virginia until 1699 when it changed to Williamsburg. Virginia started failing very early, but was later given new people and supplies in 1610, and also raised a lot of profit by selling tobacco. Therefore, they started rising. Virginia later had its charter revoked in 1624 by James I and was made the crown colony. They got the nickname, "The Old Dominion" under Charles II for their loyalty to the crown when the crown was in trouble. Virginia had many different parts. There was the West, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Massachusetts was the second colony, and Plymouth and Massachusetts bay combined to make the province of Massachusetts.
The leaders and governors of Massachusetts were puritan, but they tolerated other religions. Later on, Massachusetts diminished in size, for they later had troubles with natives, and the Pequot war broke out, followed by King Philip's war in 1675. The colony became known as the province of Massachusetts and was revoked in 1684. In 1691, William and Mary issued a new charter.
New Hampshire was also chartered at the same time as Massachusetts was. New Hampshire was named after the Hampshire colony in England, which was the first part of Massachusetts. New Hampshire was at first not interested in supporting the move for independence, but later the revolutionary spirit spread through the colony.
Virginia Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all did their role, in starting the USA.