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Southern Colonies

Virginia (Jamestown) Leaders: John Smith Reasons founded: expand trade Industry: cattle & grain, TOBACCO, fishing & whaling Government: Major problem Terms: Joint-Stock Company, Charter, Plantations, Indentured Servants, Burgesses, Royal Colony
Maryland Leaders: Cecil Calvert People: George Calvert ( Lord Baltimore) Reasons founded: profit from selling land, religious freedom Industry: Tobacco, fishing & whaling Religion: Roman Catholic Government: Proprietary rule Terms: Toleration Act
North & South Carolina Leaders: 8 aristocrats Reasons founded: profit from selling land & trade Industry: Fur trapping, cattle & grain, tobacco, rice & indigo, lumber & timber Government: Proprietary rule, royal colony, divided into precincts Terms: Naval Stores, Indigo
Georgia Leaders: James Oglethorpe Reasons founded: Religious freedom, protection against Spanish Florida, home for debtors Industry: Rice & Indigo Religion: Freedom to all except Catholics Government: Trustees made laws, prohibition of slavery, alcohol
Naval stores Products of pine forests use in maintenance and ship building
Toleration act A guarantee that all christians have the right to worship as they please
Indigo Plant that produces blue dye
Urban Relating to that within a city
Rural To be outside of a city; such as the country side
Tidewater The area around slow flowing rivers that are affected by ocean tides
Middle passage The forced trip between Africa and America made by enslaved Africans
Slave codes Laws that denied enslaved Africans most of their rights
Joint- Stock Company A form of business organization
Charter Official document granting the right to settle and trade
Plantations Large farms worked by many labors
Indentured Servants Person who agreed to work for a specified time in exchange for passage to America
Burgesses Burgesses elected representatives to a lawmaking body in the english colonies
Royal Colony A colony under control of the British king.
Prohibition of slavery Banning slavery
Alcohol Volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating
Virginia(Jamestown) Cont'd In 1497, Cabot, who had moved to England from Venice, sailed west across the Atlantic. He landed in Newfoundland, an island off the coast of Canada They lived in constant danger of indian attacks
Maryland Cont'd English people who remained Roman Catholic faced persecution and discrimination, so they found a safe place in America Cecil Calvert was granted the charter for Maryland, after George died and couldn’t start the colony
North & South Carolina Cont'd The profits made by the tobacco planters encouraged English aristocrats to become proprietors of southern colonies. Grew slowly at first.
Georgia Cont'd Was founded to help London’s Poor people A colony for second chances.
John Smith Took control of Virginia (Jamestown) in 1608
Cecil Calvert Was granted the charter for Maryland, after George died and couldn’t start the colony
George Calvert ( Lord Baltimore) Granted Charter for Maryland
8 aristocrats The profits made by the tobacco planters encouraged them to become proprietors of southern colonies.
James Oglethorpe Investigating the conditions in debtor's prisons decided to start a colony to give them a second chance
The Southern Colonies The Southern Colonies The thought of striking it rich quick drew settlers. The first were wealthy aristocrats. Life was much different when compared to New England Colonies.
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