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6th Social Studies

Descriptions of the 13 Colonies

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New England Colonies The types of settlers in the ____ were English, Puritan, and Farmers.
Middle Colonies The types of settlers in the _____ were the Quakers, Dutch, French, Germans, Scot-Irish.
Southern Colonies The types of settlers in _____ were English aristocrats, planters, small farmers, slaves
New England Colonies In the ___ had many forests, they were rocky and hilly, with poor soil, long winters, limited farming.
Middle Colonies The ____ had fertile soil, flat land, swift rivers, wide valleys and warmer climate.
Southern Colonies The ___ had rich, fertile soil, broad coastal plains, tidewater and back country.
New England Colonies The ___ were built around a commons, Boston, Providence, and Newport.
Middle Colonies The ___ had seaports, and the cities of New York City, Philadelphia.
Southern Colonies ____ had seaports, and cities such as Savannah and Charleston.
New England Colonies The major economic activities of the ____ were small farms, merchants, craftsmen, boat building, whaling, lumber, and fishing.
Middle Colonies The major economic activities of the ___ were farming grains, livestock, cash, crops, mining, and trading.
Southern Colonies The major economic activities of the ___ were plantations that grew tobacco, rice, indigo and cotton; slavery, fewer crafts and industry.
New England Colonies The religious groups of the ___ were Puritans which were very strict, gloomy and superstitious.
Middle Colonies The religious groups of the ___ were Quakers, Catholics, Jews and protestants, they practiced tolerance.
Southern Colonies The religious groups of the ___ were the Church of England and Catholics.
New England Colonies Town meetings were help where people could speak out and vote. They were self-governed.
Middle Colonies A mixture of town meetings and county governments were practiced in the ___>
Southern Colonies Counties were basic units, they had sheriffs and justice of the peace that were appointed by the governor.
New England Colonies Consisted of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
Middle Colonies Consisted of New York, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Southern Colonies Consisted of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
New England Colonies Fur, Fish, and Timber for shipbuilding and manufacturing.
New England Colonies Pilgrims developed the Mayflower Compact.
New England Colonies William Bradford was a political leader.
Pilgrims Wanted religious freedom from the Church of England. In England they were called separatists, but in the colonies they were know as ___.
Separatists People that wanted religious freedom from the Church of England. Known as Pilgrims.
Plymouth Founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims who wanted religious freedom from the Church of England.
Mayflower Compact The first agreement for self-government in America. It was signed before leaving the ship, and set up a government for the Plymouth colony.
Puritans A group of colonists that wanted to purify or change the church.
Religious and economic rules Founders of New Hampshire wanted escape for those limited by ___ and ___.
Fishing The colonist in New Hampshire made a profit from trade and ___.
Trade The colonists from the New Hampshire colony made a profit from ___ and fishing.
Puritan harshness ___ led settlers north and inland to New Hampshire.
Trading and fishing ___ is how the settlers earned profit.
Connecticut Colony founded by Thomas Hooker.
Thomas Hooker ____ founded Connecticut for religious and political freedom.
Religious freedom ___ is the reason that Thomas Hooker and Anne Hutchinson founded Rhode Island because they wanted a colony where any religion could come and be free to worship as they pleased.
Rhode Island Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams were founders or leaders of this colony.
Religious freedom Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams wanted ___. Williams set up Rhode Island, the most tolerant colony, where any religion could come and practice their beliefs.
The colony of ___
New England Colonies These colonies had plenty of fur fish and timber to build ships and for manufacturing.
Leaders The ____ of the New England Colonies were William Bradford, John Winthrop, John Mason, Thomas Hooker, Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams.
Middle Colonies The ___ were called the "Bread Basket colonies" because they had grain, cattle and agriculture.
Bread Basket colonies The nickname given to the middle colonies because they produced grains.
New York ____ was established by the Dutch West India Company in hopes of trading and making a profit.
Dutch New York was set up as a ___ colony, but was taken over by the English in 1664.
English New York was set up as a Dutch colony, but was taken over by the ___ in 1664.
Trade and profit New York was founded by the Dutch West India Company for___.
Trade and profit The Middle colonies of New York, Delaware, and New Jersey were set up for ___.
New Jersey One of the middle colonies that was set up for trade and profit and religious and political freedom.
Pennsylvania One of the middle colonies that was founded by a Quaker, William Penn for religious freedom for Quakers.
Fighting Quakers did not believe in ___.
Southern Colonies Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia are all ____.
Jamestown ____, Virginia was founded in 1607, by John Smith of the Virginia Company for farming, trading and profit.
Virginia Jamestown was founded as a joint-stock company. Only 60 of the first 900 colonists survived because of starvation and disease.
House of Burgesses ___ was the first representative government in Virginia.
Maryland was founded by Lord Baltimore for religious and political freedom for Catholics.
Catholics Maryland was a safe haven for Catholics.
Lord Baltimore Founded Maryland as a safe haven for Catholics.
North Carolina A group of 8 proprietors, were investors, founded this colony as a joint business venture, for trade, profit and farming as well as religious freedom.
Rice A group of 8 proprietors founded South Carolina for trade, profit and farming as well as religious freedom. ___was the major crop.
Trade, profit and farming A group of 8 proprietors founded North Carolina for ____ as well as religious freedom.
South Carolina A group of 8 proprietors founded this colony as for tread, profit, farming and religious freedom. Rice was the major crop.
Georgia ___ was founded by James Oglethorpe as a debtor colony. This colony offered the imprisoned debtors of England a new start with an opportunity to pay their debts.
Georgia This colony became a buffer zone, protecting other colonies from Spanish Florida.
James Oglethorpe Founded Georgia as a colony for debtors. Georgia became a buffer between Spanish Florida, protecting other colonies from Spanish Florida.
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