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Colonial period: The Economy

In the Colonial Period, percentage of colonists who made their living through farming 90%
Bread Basket Middle colonies
Primary grain grown in the Middle Colonies wheat
Tools used bycolonial farmers spades, sickles, hoes, plows
The region of the colonjies which had the worst soil and the longesrt growing season New England
The region of the colonies with the best soil and the longest growing season Southern Coloniws
Region of the American colonies known as the bread basket Middle Colonies
In the Colonial period where most American farmeers lived Atlantic Coastal Plain
Ways Colonial farmers improved their farmland 1. Rotated their crops--plant different crops every tear 2. Added fertilizer to the soil
Two most important economic activities in the New England Colonies fishing and shipbuilding
cropsraised to be sold cash crop
Where rice was a cash crop Georgia and South Carolina
Blue dye Indigo
Used a metal alloy, consisting mostly of tin, to make cheap household utensils pewterer
made barrels cooper
forged iron into various items blacksmith
turned animal skins into leather tanner
schooners, brigs, sloops types of ships
builder of ships shipwright
grinds grain into flour miller
turned valuable metal into bowls, candlesticks, coffee pots, tea services, and flatware silversmith
made candles chandler
built furniture from wood joiner
made two-wheeled vehicles used in transportation cartwright
Created by: marthell