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The Similarities and Differences of the 13 Colonies

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Veronika Williams

on 3 October 2013

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Transcript of The Similarities and Differences of the 13 Colonies

All of the colonies did have a form of democracy even though the type will vary between the colonies
Occupations And Social Status
Reason For Coming to America
All of the colonies were established by people seeking economic opportunity
The Religions
Northern Colonies
The puritans and pilgrims settled in the Northern Colonies.
The Southern Colonies
Quakers believed that you didn't necessarily need a preacher nor a bible to worship god.
Southern Colonies
were ruled by the oldest legislative body in America, called the House of Burgesses. Counties were established to provide government on the local level and were administered individually by a board of commissioners known as the county court
Middle Colonies
ruled largely by the British monarchy until William Penn was granted land by the throne and formed Pennsylvania
Northern Colonies
Economy based on shipbuilding, fishing, lumbering, small-scale subsistence farming, and eventually, manufacturing. The colonies prospered, reflecting the Puritans’ strong belief in the values of hard work and thrift.
Southern Colonies
Most Occupations were indenture servants plantation workers. The social Structures were based on family status and ownership of land
Middle Colonies
Most occupation where trading and small-scale farming. social status went as follows:
-The Upper class rich people and best educated
-The Middle class farmers and small merchants
-The Lower class sailors and apprentices
Southern Colonies
Poor English immigrants came seeking better lives as small-scale .
The Middle Colonies
Northern Colonies
The Mayflower Compact was the platform of the government. Northern colonial society was built on conformity based on the Puritan religion.“The meetinghouse was the central feature”
Middle Colonies
Many immigrants were seeking religious freedom and economic opportunity.
The regions had many different forms but all were based on the foundations of Christianity.
Occupation & Social Status
Reasoning for Coming To America
Northern Colonies
Puritans settlers came seeking freedom from religious persecution in Europe. They also sought economic opportunity.
Most colonists of the south were Anglicans.Population grew, Protestants began to outnumber Catholics. Catholics continued to hold the power and influence.
all of the colonies had the occupation of small scale subsistence farming (SSSF.)
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