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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

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 Middle Colonies Southern Colonies
Commerce Ship Building Agriculture Small Farms Grains Middle Colonies Southern Colonies 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 Middle Colonies Southern 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 Middle Colonies Southern 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 Middle Colonies Southern Colonies
Strong Family Units Longer Life Span Customs and Traditions- Grandparents Stability Community Religion Middle Colonies Family Diversity Southern Colonies Plantation Society Fewer Families Less Healthy

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