Name: _________________________________ 13 English Colonies defined by Regions (similarities) New England Colonies Massachusetts New Hampshire Connecticut Rhode Island Middle Colonies New York Delaware Pennsylvania New Jersey Southern Colonies Virginia Maryland North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Nickname for Region: “Colonial Workshop” because of the lumber, ship building, and fishing done in this region. Nickname for Region: “Bread Basket” – because there was so much grain (wheat) grown in this region. Nickname for Region: “Colonial Greenhouse” – because of the large plantations that grew huge quantities of crops. Settlers: Mostly Pilgrims and Puritans from England. Settlers: Mostly people from Holland and Sweden. Settlers: People looking for religious freedom from other colonies. Farmers. Farming: Small farms lie around each village. Each farm is run by one family. Farming: Large farms around the countryside. Crops: Grow wheat. Only what is needed for families and town to survive. Crops: Grew grains, and had extra to sell for profits. Slaves: Very few if any found in the New England Region. Slaves: Small number of slaves. Not as important here as in the south because the farms are smaller than plantations. Slaves: Many slaves to needed to run the plantations. Also had indentured servants. Schooling: There were many schools. Students often studied fine arts and other languages. Schooling: Only a few schools. Taught basics of life. The wealthy plantation owners would have tutors tech their kids. Schooling: Puritans felt it was important to learn about religion. More New Englanders could read and write than in any other part of the English colonies. Farming: Huge plantations comprising of 100’s to 1000’s of acres. Crops: Tobacco, Indigo, rice. Mostly grown for profit.