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13 colonies Graphic Organizer

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on 25 September 2012

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Transcript of 13 colonies Graphic Organizer

New England 13 Colonies Middle Atlantic Colonies Southern Colonies Massachusetts
Connecticut
New Hampshire
Rhode Island Colonists in the New England colonies endured bitterly cold winters and mild summers. Land was flat close to the coastline but became hilly and mountainous farther inland. Soil was generally rocky, making farming difficult. Cold winters reduced the spread of disease. New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware The Middle colonies spanned the Mid-Atlantic region of America and were temperate in climate with warm summers and cold winters. Geography ranged from:
coastal plains along the coastline, rolling hills in the middle, and Applachian Mountains farther inland.
This area had good coastal harbors for shipping.
Climate and land were ideal for agriculture.
These colonies were known as the “breadbasket” because of the large amounts of barley, wheat, oats, and rye that were grown here. Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia warm climate
hot summers
mild winters
Geography ranged from coastal plains in the east to piedmont farther inland. The westernmost regions were mountainous. The soil was perfect for farming and the growing season was longer than in any other region. Hot summers, however, propagated diseases such as malaria and yellow fever. The Southern economy was almost entirely based on:
farming
Rice
indigo
tobacco
sugarcane
cotton
Crops were grown on large plantations where slaves and indentured servants worked the land. The Middle Colonies enjoyed a successful and diverse economy. Largely agricultural, farms in this region grew numerous kinds of crops, most notably grains and oats. Logging, shipbuilding, textiles production, and papermaking were also important in the Middle Colonies. Big cities such as Philadelphia and New York were major shipping hubs, and craftsmen such as blacksmiths, silversmiths, cobblers, wheelwrights, wigmakers, milliners, and others contributed to the economies of such cities. New England’s economy was largely dependent on the ocean. Fishing was most important, so as:
whaling
trapping
shipbuilding
logging
Eventually, many New England shippers grew wealthy buying slaves from West Africa in return for rum, and selling the slaves to the West Indies in return for molasses. This process was called the “triangular trade. House of Burgesses
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