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Copy of Southern Colonies
Transcript of Copy of Southern Colonies
the Southern colonies ideal for agriculture.
Southern colonies were founded primarily to
reap natural resources for mother countries
South Carolina (
North Carolina (
(esp. tobacco, cotton, and indigo) and
served as primary roles in southern economy.
The southern colonies were largely settled by;
Many, however, were
Southerners were primarily
tended to plantation crops.
Daily life was more so centered on
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.
Women rarely worked on plantations so they could maintain the household.
Those who were non-Christian (or of other Christian denominations) were often
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.
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
Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh
Royal Commission for Regulating Plantations
Constitutions of Maryland and North/South Carolina.
- Virginia was founded
- Baltimore planted the first settlement just north of the Potomac.
- First settlers arrived in the Carolinas
- Charles Town was founded, this became the leading port/trade center of the south.
- Georgia is founded
Geography and Economy
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
By Ariel W., Loren S., and Nick V.
was put on formal education.
The southern colonies were marked by
founded with intention of growing sugarcane and exporting
pursued for economic profit
European settlers (i.e. the English, German, and Scotch-Irish).
African slaves, (who were a majority in the South Carolina colony).