Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
The Southern Colonies
Transcript of The Southern Colonies
Due to increased production of cash crop, the southern colonies had a lucrative amount of cash flow.
Cheap slave labor!
YOU are in charge of your workers, they work for you without any question.
Carolina merchants have recently opened up a lucrative trade consisting of deerskin and Indian labor.
Variety of cash crops to profit from!
Society and Culture
refined, elaborate lifestyle
Locals educated in London as lawyers and gentlemen
Women also emulated English elite
English tutors for children are available for hire
Elaborate social networks
Slaves had own quarters
Well educated, refined, stable ruling class
Georgia under the control of James Oglethorpe
Making a colony a place where debtors and poor people can start new lives
Nice, temperate weather
No harsh winters, which kill off many
Close to vacation spots...WAIT! you’re living in a vacation place itself!
Calm, relaxed environment (no uptight, cold, be-religious-or-die north easterners)
Warm and moist climate perfect for growing cash crops; Longer growing season
Close to rivers and ocean means transportation, trade connections
Direct route to Africa
The Southern Colonies drove the economies in America, West Indies, and England. Their cash crops (rice, tobacco, indigo) made the financial environment conducive to productivity and commerce. Their wealth allowed the colonies to educate their citizens well and live lavishly. This success helped political leaders rule stably and justly.