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Life in the Colonies

What are the New England Colonies? New Hampshire, Mass., Connecticut, Rhode Island
What are the Middle Colonies? New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware.
What are the Southern Colonies? Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia.
SUBSISTENCE FARMING/SUBSISTENCE farming to feed your family. not to sell crops
CASH CROP/ CASH CROPPING Growing crops to sell for a profit. Large amounts of crops, large amount of land.
MERCANTILISM The colony existed to support the economic needs of parent country
DEBTORS People who owe money. People who cannot pay debts.
TRIANGLAR TRADE 3 way trade between the American colonies, the West Indies, and Africa. This was disobeyed the Navigation Acts.
PLANTATION Large estates farmed by many workers.
INDENTURED SERVANT a person who signs a contract to work for a certain number of years in exchange for ocean passage to the colonies.
New England like fishing, shipbuilding, manufacturing. Higher standard of living.
Middle colonies bread colonies, agriculture of varied crops
Southern Colonies agriculture produced tobacco, rice, indigo. Slave economy. Plantations. Few wealthy planation owners.
New England Cities, social, educational, political, and cultural institutions available to a wide variety of people. Wealth distributed.
Magna Carta 1215 document that limited the king's ability to tax English nobles and that guaranteed due process and a right to trial
Mayflower Compact 1620 - The first agreement for self-government in America. It was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower and set up a government for the Plymouth colony.
House of Burgessess created in 1619, (in Virginia) the first representative assembly in the American colonies. Could pass laws and set taxes.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut First Constitution written in America - limited the governor's power in Connecticut, allowed non church members to vote
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