2Names of the Southern Colonies VirginiaMarylandNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaGeorgia
3Reasons for Settlement The founders of the Southern Colonies came to America seeking wealth in the form of land ownership.
4GovernmentThe colonists had self-government. There was a general assembly that made laws and the English King had the final say.General assembly – The people who make, amend, or repeal laws.
5Georgia Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe. It was the 13th colony to be founded.
6Why Georgia was Founded Georgia was founded for two reasons:1. A place to send England’s poor people who were in debtor prisons.2. As a barrier between the Spanish in Florida and South Carolina.
7Jamestown, VirginiaJamestown was the first permanent English colony established in America.
8Geography of the Southern Colonies RiversBaysWetlandsMany areas with flat land and rich soil.Inland there are a lot of hills and forests.
9Climate of the Southern Colonies Warm ClimateHot summersCold wintersHumidLots of sunny daysLong growing season
10Natural Resources fertile soil (rich farmland) fish ocean access lumber (pine and hardwood forests)wetlands (or swamps)good coastal harborsnavigable rivers
11Farming & Products There were abundant crops of: Cotton Sugarcane TobaccoRiceIndigoIndigo was important because it made a deep blue dye, which was put into large vats. Cotton and wool cloth was then added to color the material.
12Farming & ProductsThe demand was great for the Southern Colonies products. Cloth and tobacco were wanted throughout Europe. They also sold to other colonies but mostly to England and other European countries.Wheat, a little fish, timber, and furs were also products of the Southern Colonies.
14Jobs planters/farmers indentured servants – Work for the things they need (food, water, housing, and clothes).slaves – People who are owned and controlled by someone.artisans/craftsman – welder, glassblower, or coppersmith.