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1 The Thirteen Original Colonies
Virginia Connecticut Pennsylvania South Carolina Rhode Island Georgia North Carolina Massachusetts Connecticut New York New Jersey New Hampshire Delaware

2 New England Massachusetts Rhode Island New Hampshire Connecticut
Southern MarylandVirginiaNorth CarolinaSouth Carolina Georgia Middle New York Pennsylvania Delaware New Jersey New England Massachusetts Rhode Island New Hampshire Connecticut


4 New England’s Economy This region was known for being rich in forests and fur trapping. It also had many good harbors. New England flourished with fishing, shipbuilding, lumbering, and fur trading. People often used water as a power source for mills.

5 New England’s Economy Continued
The area was not known for good farmland. Therefore, people usually practiced subsistence farming. Most people lived in towns and farmed around them. Towns were organized around a meetinghouse/church.

6 Economy in the Middle Colonies
This area was excellent for farming. Farmers grew grain and raised livestock. This region was nicknamed the “breadbasket”. Industries such as mining and manufacturing.

7 Economy in the Southern Colonies
Southern colonies grew their own food along with growing three major cash crops: tobacco, rice, and indigo. These were grown on plantations typically worked by slaves and indentured servants. Plantations kept people widely separate which prevented the growth of many towns.


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