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Characteristics of 13 Colonies. New England Good harbors Small towns and farms Trade centered around harbors Hilly and forested Fishing, lumber, and trapping.

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1 Characteristics of 13 Colonies

2 New England Good harbors Small towns and farms Trade centered around harbors Hilly and forested Fishing, lumber, and trapping Family oriented, education, religion

3 Middle Colonies River valleys: good communication rolling hills – fertile soil Breadbasket – large farms – surplus food Diverse population Manufacturing –Iron mines, shipyards, glass, and paper –New York and Philadelphia

4 Southern Colonies Slavery to work the large plantations Rice, tobacco and cotton Few large cities

5 Summary All colonies were similar in lifestyle and culture People came from England and other parts of Europe Slavery in the South All practiced representative government or self-government Fiercely independent and enjoy freedoms


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