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Middle Colonies

Mid-Atlantic Colonies

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What natural resources are found in the Mid-Atlantic Colonies? fertile soil, forests, iron ore, rivers
What crops were grown in the Mid-Atlantic Colonies? Grains like: Wheat, Rye, Barley Also: Pumpkin, Corn, Potato
How was fertile soil used as a natural resource in the middle colonies? Farmers grew crops so successfully that they were able to grow a surplus of food.
How were forests used as a natural resource in the middle colonies? Forests provided wood for lumber that built homes, etc.
How was iron ore used as a natural resource in the middle colonies? Iron ore was melted down to make tools, plows, kettles, etc.
Why were the middle colonies able to grow a surplus? Crops grew well in the middle colonies because of their mild climate and fertile soil.
How did the middle colonies use rivers as a natural resource? Rivers provided water, fish, and transporting surplus goods to sell and trade.
What did the middle colonists do with the extra goods? They shipped extra goods down rivers and lakes to sell.
Who were the Quakers? The Quakers were a group of people that thought everyone should be allowed to have their own religious beliefs, or freedom of religion.
Where did the Quakers settle? Pennsylvania
Who led the Quakers? William Penn
What did the Quakers believe? They believed everyone should be treated equally, including women and African Americans.
What are the three main principles Quakers follow? Honesty, Simplicity, and Peace
What is one fact about daily life in the middle colonies? Men, women, and children worked the fields from sunup to sundown.
How were houses made in the middle colonies? Homes were made of lumber and mud and had no windows because glass was not available.
What made work easier for farmers? Iron ore made tools, such as plows, that made farming easier.
What was education like in the middle colonies? 1 room school houses Learned reading, writing, and MANNERS (no math)
How did children learn trade skills (skills for a job)? Training for a trade was completed as an apprentice who learned from a master craftsman.
What are some trades apprentices learned? to become blacksmiths, printers, shoemakers, etc.
What was the nickname of the middle colonies? The Bread Basket
What were the middle colonies? Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware
Created by: jleopold