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The Original Thirteen American Colonies

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Brent Myers

on 21 August 2017

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Transcript of The Original Thirteen American Colonies

THE THIRTEEN
COLONIES

NEW ENGLAND
COLONIES

MIDDLE
COLONIES

SOUTHERN
COLONIES

GEOGRAPHY
RELIGION
ECONOMY
GEOGRAPHY
RELIGION
GOVERNMENT
GEOGRAPHY
GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT
ECONOMY
RELIGION
ECONOMY
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island
THE LAND
THE CLIMATE
thin stony land which was unsuitable for large farms
lots of excellent coastal harbors and ports
much of the territory was close to the Atlantic Ocean
short growing season
long winters
killed off diseases
and people too...
Puritan and modified Puritan beliefs prevailed
Religous freedom scarce as Puritans did not
tolerate the practice of other religions
Strong belief in hard work and Sabbath
especially those deemed to be not Christians
during the 1700s the Puritan influence declined
Due to the geography farming was mostly subsistent
Heavy reliance on natural resources
The Ocean
timber
furs
fishing
whaling
shipbuilding
by the end of the colonial period, 1/3 of all vessels under the British flag were built in New England
Self-Governing Charters
Churches used for town meetings
Men who were church members AND property
owners could speak and vote at town meetings
and?
Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, New Jersey
Land
Climate
flat, farmable land
excellent harbors
far reaching river systems
longer growing season
mild temperatures
Rural
Urban
cash crop plantations
breadbasket of colonial America
manufacturing and industry
Largest diversity of people in the colonies
Many faith backgrounds
From many nations
Led to greater tolerance of varying faiths
Originally propietary colonies
but all royal provinces at some time
county governments
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Virginia, Maryland, Georgia
Land
Climate
broad, coastal plains
good ports
year long growing season
hot and humid in many areas
Cash Crops made up most of the economy
tobacco
rice
indigo
relied heavily on slave labor
considerable religious freedoms
no single church dominated the region
faith practice allowed for slavery
though many slaves converted to Christianity
In Anglican church counties,
taxes paid to the church
Joint Stock and Proprietary
Cash Crop plantations meant
most colonies run for profit
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