Virginia Regions

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Virginia Regions

  1. 1. What region (1, 2, 3, or 4) on this modern U.S. map best represents the western extent of population during the Colonial Period?
  2. 2. ANSWER! Region 2 What mountain chain acted as a physical boundary to population growth during the Colonial Period?
  3. 3. Answer! Appalachian Mountains- it’s the region in which you live! Salem was located in the frontier during the Colonial Period.
  4. 4. What region(s) of Colonial Virginia was characterized by small subsistence farmers , hunters and traders of Scotch-Irish and English decent? Appalachian Plateau Ridge and Valley Blue Ridge Mts Piedmont Tidewater
  5. 5. Appalachian Plateau Ridge and Valley Blue Ridge Mts ANSWER! The Mountains and Valleys (Hint: The Radford University Highlanders celebrate the region’s Scotch-Irish descent)
  6. 6. What region of Colonial Virginia was dominated by large landowners ? Appalachian Plateau Ridge and Valley Blue Ridge Mts Piedmont Tidewater
  7. 7. ANSWER! Tidewater Region (or the lowlands) Tidewater
  8. 8. Tidewater What “cash crop” did large plantation owners grow in the Tidewater Region of Virginia?
  9. 9. Tidewater ANSWER! Tobacco The hot and humid summers in the Chesapeake made it ideal for growing tobacco
  10. 10. What was the difference between subsistence agriculture in the mountains and “cash crops” in the tidewater? Appalachian Plateau Ridge and Valley Blue Ridge Mts Piedmont Tidewater
  11. 11. What was the difference between subsistence agriculture in the mountains and “cash crops” in the tidewater? Appalachian Plateau Ridge and Valley Blue Ridge Mts Piedmont Tidewater ANSWER! Subsistence - growing food to eat, a few acres of land required “ Cash Crops”- growing crops to sell (tobacco, indigo), hundreds of acres required on plantation
  12. 12. What region represents the western boundary of the 13 original colonies?
  13. 13. What region was dominated by large land owners? Appalachian Mountains What region represents the western boundary of the 13 original colonies?
  14. 14. What region was dominated by hunters and small subsistence farmers of Scots-Irish and English decent? Tidewater (lowlands) What region was dominated by large land owners? Appalachian Mountains What region represents the western boundary of the 13 original colonies?
  15. 15. What region of Virginia was associated with “Cash Crops,” such as tobacco? Mountains and Valley region What region was dominated by hunters and small subsistence farmers of Scots-Irish and English decent? Tidewater (lowlands) What region was dominated by large land owners? Appalachian Mountains What region represents the western boundary of the 13 original colonies?
  16. 16. What allowed the Tidewater region to be the ideal location for “cash crops?” Tidewater (lowlands) What region of Virginia was associated with “Cash Crops,” such as tobacco? Mountains and Valley region What region was dominated by hunters and small subsistence farmers of Scots-Irish and English decent? Tidewater (lowlands) What region was dominated by large land owners? Appalachian Mountains What region represents the western boundary of the 13 original colonies?
  17. 17. What makes subsistence agriculture different from the growing of “cash crops?” Hot and Humid climate What allowed the Tidewater region to be the ideal location for “cash crops?” Tidewater (lowlands) What region of Virginia was associated with “Cash Crops,” such as tobacco? Mountains and Valley region What region was dominated by hunters and small subsistence farmers of Scots-Irish and English decent? Tidewater (lowlands) What region was dominated by large land owners? Appalachian Mountains What region represents the western boundary of the 13 original colonies?
  18. 18. Subsistence farmers in the Mountains and Valley region would mainly grow enough to feed their family, while “Cash Crops” were grown on plantations and were to sell What makes subsistence agriculture different from the growing of “cash crops?” Hot and Humid climate What allowed the Tidewater region to be the ideal location for “cash crops?” Tidewater (lowlands) What region of Virginia was associated with “Cash Crops,” such as tobacco? Mountains and Valley region What region was dominated by hunters and small subsistence farmers of Scots-Irish and English decent? Tidewater (lowlands) What region was dominated by large land owners? Appalachian Mountains What region represents the western boundary of the 13 original colonies?

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