Presentation on theme: "By Maria Carrillo. 1653 In the northern part, Virginians settled in North Carolina and developed into Virginia –like colony. 1663, Charles II granted."— Presentation transcript:
1653 In the northern part, Virginians settled in North Carolina and developed into Virginia –like colony. 1663, Charles II granted land to 8 nobles and became proprietors of Carolina. Sir Walter Raleigh claimed land that is now North Carolina. 1729, North Carolina became a royal colony.
The colony had proprietors and governors and officials. The rich planters with plantations and the families that self-sustain themselves with small farms. Slaves and indentured servants were at the bottom of society. Religion did not play as big as a role as in other colonies.
North Carolina had dangerous coastlines, very few rivers to navigate. The climate was the warmest of the three regions and had longest growing season. Geography had a broad, coastal plain that was hilly and covered with forests. Also, had the rich farm lands.
Virginian Settlers had self-sufficient tobacco farms. The rich planters had plantations were cotton, rice, tobacco and indigo.
Main cash crops for industry were tobacco, Indigo, and rice. Cotton became highly profitable with slave labor. Pine forests were used for ship building.
Better life for families and to escape poverty. Consisted of more of families. Runaway servants and fur traders. To farm cash crops. Religious freedom was easily found in the colony. Slaves were brought to work on plantations.
North Carolina had the most wide range of religions that were tolerated. The religions were Quakers, German Lutherans, German Moravians, Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, Baptists and Catholics. In 1730, the population included 30,000 whites and 6,000 slaves. In 1775, there were 265,000 whites and 10,000 slaves.
King Charles II was the king of England who granted a charter to eight noble men. Sir Walter Raleigh was the proprietor of Roanoke Island which failed and is called the Lost Colony.