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TMS US His Colonies

6th Grade History - Colonies Unit

New England Geography Appalachian Mts., Boston Harbor, hilly terrain, rocky soil, jagged coastline
New England Climate ~moderate summers, cold winters
New Englands Economy fishing, shipbuilding industry & naval supplies, trade & port cities ~skilled craftsman, shopkeepers
New England Social Life ~viewed the village and church as center of life
New England Political and Civil Life ~had town meetings
Mid Atlantic Geography ~Appalachian Mts., coastal lowlands (harbors & bays, wide & deep rivers), rich farmlands
Mid Atlantic Climate ~moderate climate
Mid Atlantic Economy livestock and grain, trading ~many people were unskilled & skilled workers or fisherman
Mid Atlantic Social Life villages and cities ~people had a variety of different lifestyles ~many different religions
Mid Atlantic Political and Civil Life ~had market towns
South Geography ~Appalachian Mts., Piedmont, Atlantic Coastal Plain, good harbors, rivers
South Climate ~humid climate
South Economy ~large farms/plantations, cash crops, wood products, small farms ~slavery
South Social Life had plantations, mansions, indentured servants, few cities and few schools ~Church of England was most popular
South Political and Civil Life had counties
Roanoke (Lost Colony) established because It was an economic venture-- the 1st permanent English settlement in North America was Jamestown Settlement and it was an economic venture by the Virginia Company
Plymough Colony settled by It was settled by separatists (Pilgrims) from the Church of England who wanted to belong to other churches
Masacchussets Bay Colony established because This colony was settled by the Puritans because they wanted to worship as they pleased
Pennsylvania Colony Settled because This was settled by the Quakers, who wanted to have freedom to practice their faith without interference
Georgia Colony settled by This colony was settled by people who had been in prisons in England (Debtors). The settlers hoped to experience a new life in the colony and to experience economic freedom in the new world.
Large Landowners lived mostly in the South
Large Landowners relied on indentured servants and/or slaves for labor
Large Landowners were educated in some cases
Large Landowners had rich social culture
Farmers worked the land according to the region
Farmers relied on family members for labor
Artisans worked as craftsmen in towns and on the plantation
Artisans lived in small villages and cities
Women worked as caretakers, house workers, homemakers
Women could not vote
Women had few chances for education
Indentured Servants consisted of men and women who didn't have enough money for passage to the colonies and who agreed to work without pay for the person who paid for their passage
Indentured Servants were free at the end of their contract
Slaves were captured in their native Africa and sold to slave traders, then were shipped to the colonies when they were sold into slavery
Slaves were owned as property for life with no rights
Slaves were often born into slavery (children of slaves were born into slavery)
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