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Three Colonial Regions. The New England Colonies Massachusetts Rhode Island New Hampshire Connecticut.

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1 Three Colonial Regions

2 The New England Colonies Massachusetts Rhode Island New Hampshire Connecticut

3 The Middles Colonies New York New Jersey Pennsylvania Delaware

4 The Southern Colonies Maryland Virginia South Carolina North Carolina Georgia

5 Government Proprietary Colony (Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware)  Land Granted by British King to Proprietors  Charters Charter Colony (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut)  Joint Stock Companies  Colonial Assemblies Royal Colony (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Georgia)  Directly Controlled by King  Appointed Governors

6 Economy New England Colonies  Commerce  Ship Building  Agriculture Small Farms Grains Middle Colonies  Commerce  Agriculture Small Farms Grains Southern Colonies  Agriculture Large Plantations and Small Farms Tobacco, Cotton, Rice, Indigo, Grains  Slavery

7 Triangular Trade Europeans use slave labor to produce in New World, sell goods in Europe, trade goods for slaves in Africa, and repeat

8 Geography New England Colonies  Cold weather, rocky terrain limited farming  Boston and Newport develop Middle Colonies  More suitable soil than in NE, led to wheat as a staple crop  Philadelphia and NYC develop as major cities Southern Colonies  Climate lends itself to large-scale agriculture  Dependence on slave labor, SC pop. over 50% slave  Charlestown develops

9 Religion New England Colonies  Religious Intolerance  Puritans oligarchy  Separatists Middle Colonies  Religious Tolerance  Protestant Sects  Catholics  Jews Southern Colonies  Anglicans  Government support of the church

10 Life Styles New England Colonies  Strong Family Units  Longer Life Span  Customs and Traditions- Grandparents  Stability  Community  Religion Middle Colonies  Family  Community  Diversity Southern Colonies  Plantation Society  Fewer Families  Less Healthy


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