13 Colonies - Ms. Bunnell

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13 Colonies
New England
• Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
• CLIMATE:
– Bitter, cold winters
– Mild summers
– Rocky soil—made farming difficult
• RELIGION:
– Puritans (Goal to “purify” Christianity)
• Followed strict rules and were intolerant of other religions
• Life was dominated by the church
– Punishments
– Not able to celebrate holidays
• ECONOMY:
– Dependent on the ocean
• Fishing, shipbuilding, and logging
• Traded rum for slaves from West Africa
Middle Colonies
• New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware
• CLIMATE/GEOGRAPHY:
– Cold winters, warm summers
– All states were similar to NC in geography
– Ideal for agriculture
• Known as the “breadbasket” because of the large amounts of barley,
wheat, oats, and rye
• RELIGION
– No single religion
• Quakers, Catholics, Jews, Lutherans and Presbyterians
• ECONOMY
– Logging, shipbuilding, textiles production, and papermaking
– Heavily dependent on agriculture
– Big cities had craftsmen such as blacksmiths, silversmiths, and
cobblers
Southern Colonies
• Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia
• CLIMATE:
– Hot summers, mild winters
– Perfect for farming
– Hot summers caused the spread of disease
• Yellow fever and malaria
• RELIGION:
– Anglican (Baptist or Presbyterian)
– Spread out so religion was not as much a part of their
lifestyle
• ECONOMY:
– Rice, indigo, tobacco, sugarcane, and cotton were cash
crops.
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