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13 Colonies Test

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New England Colonies History -Began with Plymoth Colony -Puritan influence -Most early settlers were from England -Other colonies started after people left Massachusettes Bay
Middle Colonies History -Began with Dutch settlements -English then came to the area -People from many different countries settled there.
Southern Colonies History -Began with Jamestown settlement -Area became dependent on slave labor -Georgia was last colony to be formed.
New England Colonies Geography -Rocky soil and fairly short growing season -Important resources: trees, sea -Settlements developed along rivers
Middle Colonies Geography -Good Soil for cash crops -Many good harbors -Fertile river valleys
Southern Colonies Geography -Long growing season and rich soil -Many rivers -Forests -Tidewater region along the coast
New England Colonies Government -Mayflower Compact -Town meetings were important -Puritan laws were strict -Each colony had a governor and assembly
Middle Colonies Government -William Penn set up a Frame of Government for Pennsylvania -Each colony had a governor and assembly
Southern Colonies Government -Wealthy planters had most of the political power -Each colony had a governor and assembly -House of Burgesses
New England Colonies Economics -Fishing, whaling, trading -Over time manufacturing became important
Middle Colonies Economics -Most people were farmers -Grain crops were important -Called the "Breadbasket" -Mills were important
Southern Colonies Economics -Known for its large plantations -Main crops were tobacco, rice, and indigo -Dependent on slave labor
New England Colonies Culture -Education was important -Many towns had schools -Puritan religion was important -Town structure was similar
Middle Colonies Culture -Market towns were important -Many different people and many different religions -Schools run mainly by churches
Southern Colonies Culture -Fewer towns -Fewer Schools -Tutors for children of planters -Religion did not play as big of a role.
Created by: kmoppert