The 13 Colonies - Social Studies 8

The 13 Colonies - Social Studies 8

The Colonial Regions New England Colonies The New

England Colonies were: Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Hampshire New England Colonies Settlers came primarily from England many Puritans with very strict religious laws and strong work ethic.

Small towns grew up around larger port cities that were ideal for shipping goods and products in and out of the colonies. New England Colonies Climate Cold Short growing season Terrain

Rocky, hilly land, suitable only for small farms and family crops Economy Because farming was not ideal, settlers relied on fishing, whaling, and shipbuilding to provide for their families. Middle Colonies The Middle Colonies were:

New York New Jersey Delaware Pennsylvania Middle Colonies Settlers of the Middle colonies were primarily English, but there was also a strong presence of Dutch, German, and Scots-Irish. The colony was a combination of rural farm

areas, small towns, and cities. Middle Colonies Climate Temperate Long growing seasons Terrain Rich soil and huge wheat fields gave the middle colonies the nickname Americas breadbasket

Economy Farming, manufacturing, mining, and textiles Southern Colonies The Southern Colonies were: Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia

Southern Colonies The Southern colonies were inhabited mostly by English, African, and Scots-Irish. Few towns. Large plantations were common. Settlers grew tobacco, rice, cotton, sugar, and indigo.

Plantation owners purchased slaves to harvest crops. As the plantation system grew, slavery spread throughout the region. Southern Colonies Climate Hot and humid Longer growing season Terrain

Tidewater Region Vast Coastal Plain areas Economy Farming, large plantations Forest products (naval stores)

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