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5th Grade History

Southern Colonies

Why did plantations exist in Virginia? Because there was no gold.
Who could be elected to the House of Burgesses? White men who owned land and planters.
Who was James Oglethorpe? What colony did he found? A British general that founded Georgia.
How did James Oglethorpe help debtors? He offered them a free trip to Georgia and gave them small farms.
What were some of the rules Oglethorpe made for the colony? Colonists could not drink alcohol, own slaves, or elect their own legislature.
In what order were the Southern colonies founded? Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
What is pitch? What is it used for? The sticky sap found in pine trees that was made into a thick liquid and it was used to seal the boards of a ship to keep out water.
What were the main cash crops of South Carolina and Georgia? Rice and indigo.
Name the origins of the people who lived in Charles Town. English, Scots-Irish, French, West Indian, and African.
How was a plantation like a village? The planter's house was surrounded by horse stables, workshops, gardens, fields, and worker's houses.
In what ways was small farm different from a plantation? Small farms were in the backcountry away from schools and towns. Plantations were huge with many buildings and workers.
What new customs became part of the culture of enslaved Africans? Christianity and spirituals.
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