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  Divided into 3 regions:  New England  Middle  Southern 13 Colonies.

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2   Divided into 3 regions:  New England  Middle  Southern 13 Colonies

3   Geography: small northern states by Atlantic  Long, harsh winters  Rocky soil  Dense forests New England Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut

4   Economy: Poor farming, made use of ocean  Fishing, whaling, ship building, shipping  Lumber, fur trading  Subsistence farming New England Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut

5   Society: Strongly influenced by Religion  Puritans, pilgrims  Land sold to a congregation, meeting house/church in center w/ homes built around  People live in towns, major cities on coast  Public edu.- wanted children to read Bible  Mayflower Compact- 1 st colonial government, set up by Pilgrims b/c of distance from king New England Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut

6  New England  Add symbols to map to summarize/represent the climate/geo, economy, and society.

7   Geography: fertile soil, warm summers Middle Colonies New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware

8   Economy: Farming and artisan skills  Grew lots of wheat = gristmills to make bread. Supply other colonies and called “bread basket”  Good temps for cattle farming (beef, dairy), sheep, pigs  Shipping/trading in major port cities  Craftsmen- blacksmiths, silversmiths, furniture makers, glass blowers, merchants in cities Middle Colonies New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware

9   Society: Diversity and tolerance  Mix of European immigrants (French, Dutch, German)  Many religious groups- Protestants, Quakers, Catholics, Jews  Small slave population- worked as assistants in the household or craftsmen  Skills workers = middle class Middle Colonies New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware

10  Middle Colonies  Add symbols to map to summarize/represent the climate/geo, economy, and society.

11   Geography:  Year-round growing season (mild winters, hot summers)  Fertile soil Southern Colonies Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

12   Economy- Cash Crops  Plantations and small farms grew cotton, rice, tobacco, indigo  Relied on Triangular Trade Route to bring in slaves from Africa, and ship out cash crops to Europe. Southern Colonies Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

13   Society  40% of population enslaved  Very diverse and independent- various European immigrants  Large plantation = isolation, few large cities  Planters dominated social class, most white farmers poorer, indentured servants/slaves at bottom Southern Colonies Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

14  Southern Colonies  Add symbols to map to summarize/represent the climate/geo, economy, and society.

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