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Copy of Southern Colonies

(A copy of the original group project.)
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Loren S.

on 22 August 2013

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The
Southern Colonies
The
People
The
Land
The
Government
the Southern colonies ideal for agriculture.
Southern colonies were founded primarily to
reap natural resources for mother countries
.
Citations
http://chnm.gmu.edu/tah-loudoun/blog/lessons/differences-among-colonial-regions/
Education
Society
Religion
http://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/topics/the-middle-chesapeake-and-southern-colonies/
The Colonies
Maryland (
Proprietary
)
http://tabbapush.pbworks.com/f/1344611015/Southern%20Colonies.jpg
Georgia (
Charter

Royal
)
South Carolina (
Proprietary

Royal
)
North Carolina (
Proprietary

Royal
)
Virginia (
Charter

Royal
)
Cash crops
(esp. tobacco, cotton, and indigo) and
slavery
served as primary roles in southern economy.
http://www.ehow.com/info_8046341_three-types-colonial-government.html#page=1
http://www.ushistory.org/us/5.asp
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/colonialamerica/a/colamoverview.htm
http://qed.princeton.edu/main/Image:Atlantic_Triangular_Trade
The southern colonies were largely settled by;
Many, however, were
religiously intolerant
.
Ethnic Groups
Southerners were primarily
Anglican
and
Baptist (Protestants)
.
http://www.ehow.com/about_4567823_southern-religion-colonial-times.html
http://ushistoryimages.com/images/new-england-colonies/fullsize/new-england-colonies-5.jpg
Slaves
and
indentured servants
tended to plantation crops.
Daily life was more so centered on
agriculture
and
rural living
than on faith.
Many plantation owners' children were taught privately; mostly boys.

Girls were only taught skills they needed to maintain the household.

Educating slaves was forbidden.
http://www.ehow.com/info_8602321_political-southern-colonies-during-1600s.html
http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/fairfield/saunders_d/homework/colonies/south.pdf
http://orange10-11.wikispaces.com/file/view/field2.jpeg/227095748/field2.jpeg
http://south-carolina-plantations.com/charleston/i/mcleod/mcleod-plantation-slave-quarters.jpg
Women rarely worked on plantations so they could maintain the household.
Those who were non-Christian (or of other Christian denominations) were often
prosecuted
.
Originally worked under Self-Government

King Charles II worked to establish royal rule in the colonies

The period of change to Royal Colonies is known as the Restoration Period.
Economy
Revolved around the growing of Cash Crops such as Tobacco or Sugarcane

To harvest the massive fields farm owners used Slaves and Indentured servants

Slavery was the backbone of the Southern Economy
Important Events/Documents
Restoration Period
Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh
Royal Commission for Regulating Plantations
Constitutions of Maryland and North/South Carolina.
1607
- Virginia was founded
1634
- Baltimore planted the first settlement just north of the Potomac.
1670
- First settlers arrived in the Carolinas
1680
- Charles Town was founded, this became the leading port/trade center of the south.
1733
- Georgia is founded
http://en.allexperts.com/q/U-S-History-672/Toleration-South.htm
http://avalon.law.yale.edu
Geography and Economy
Maryland
Carolinas
Virginia
Georgia
originally as a refuge for English Catholics.
originally as a place for the exiled; a buffer zone between Carolinas and Spanish Florida
Motivations for Settlement
http://www.answers.com/topic/southern-colonies
http://www.history.com/topics/southern-colonies
By Ariel W., Loren S., and Nick V.
Little emphasis
was put on formal education.
Warm climates
and

fertile soil
made
The southern colonies were marked by
coastal plains
and
hilly
,
forested regions
.
founded with intention of growing sugarcane and exporting
pursued for economic profit
http://www.ehow.com/info_8649942_were-southern-colonies-first-settled.html
http://www.ehow.com/info_8754110_geography-southern-colonies-1600s.html
European settlers (i.e. the English, German, and Scotch-Irish).
African slaves, (who were a majority in the South Carolina colony).
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