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13 Colonies

Life in Colonial Times

What mountain range ran through all 3 colonial regions? Appalachian
Which region's climate was extremely cold and harsh during the winter but mild in the summer? New England
What is the name of the harbor that was an important geographical feature of the New England colonies? Boston
What geographical feature in New England was steep and jagged? coastline
What were two important jobs for the people of the New England colonies? ship building and fishing
Where did the social gatherings for the people of the New England colonies take place? church
When were political issues discussed? during town meetings
Who settled in the Mid-Atlantic (Middle) Colonies? people from several different countries of many different cultures and backgrounds
What was the soil in the Mid-Atlantic (Middle) colonies like? fertile and perfect for farming
What best describes the climate of the Mid-Atlantic (Middle) colonies? cold winters and warm summers
What jobs did the people of the Mid-Atlantic most likely have? farming and raising livestock
Why were the Mid-Atlantic (Middle) Colonies nicknamed "The Bread Basket?" They grew many types of grain
What were large farms in the Southern region called? plantations
People bound by contract to work for someone who paid for their passage to America were called what? indentured servants
What region did Pilgrims and Puritans settle when looking for religious freedom? New England
What was the climate like in the Southern region? mild winters and warm, humid summers
What was the important job opportunity in the Southern colonies? farming or agriculture
Who did most of the work on large southern plantations? slaves and indentured servants
What 3 crops did farmers in the south grow? cotton, rice, and tobacco
What are the 4 New England Colonies? Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire
What are the 4 Mid-Atlantic (Middle) Colonies? New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
What are the 5 Southern Colonies? Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
As more and more people came to the New World, settlements called what were established? colonies
What were the people who settled in the New England Colonies looking for? religious freedom
What was the soil in the New England colonies like? rocky and not good for farming
Which regions has access to good harbors that allowed trade centers to grow along the coastline? New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern
Created by: Jolie Spring