Presentation on theme: "The Thirteen Original Colonies"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Thirteen Original Colonies VirginiaConnecticutPennsylvaniaSouth CarolinaRhode IslandGeorgiaNorth CarolinaMassachusettsConnecticutNew YorkNew JerseyNew HampshireDelaware
2 New England Massachusetts Rhode Island New Hampshire Connecticut SouthernMarylandVirginiaNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaGeorgiaMiddleNew YorkPennsylvaniaDelawareNew JerseyNew England Massachusetts Rhode Island New Hampshire Connecticut
4 New England’s EconomyThis 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.