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The Thirteen British Colonies
GEOGRAPHY: Rocky soil, harsh winters, many forests (bad for farming) ECONOMY: Shipbuilding, fishing, lumber, shipping subsistence farming OTHER: Many came for religious freedom but did not give it to others. MASS., N.H., CONN, R.I.
THE MIDDLE COLONIES
MIDDLE COLONIES NY, NJ, PA, DE GEOGRAPHY: fertile soil, mild winters (goodfor large farms) ECONOMY: grains, iron, small-scale manufacturing OTHER: NYC and Philadelphia became the largest cities in the colonies.
MD, VA, NC, SC, GA GEOGRAPHY: fertile soil, warm climate, many rivers ECONOMY: tobacco, rice, indigo relied entirely on agriculture OTHER: Tidewater: large plantations, many slaves Backcountry: small farms, few slaves