New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut
Commerce- The new England colonies were very strong in trade and
commerce. They began trading as soon as they settled. They traded with the West
Indies and with French Colonies to the north. It really helped the ship owners.
Fishing- Fishing was a very large part of the new England colonies especially in
Boston which was the port of the New England colonies. They would eat the fish
they caught or they would cut it up and sell it as goods.
Farming- The soil wasn’t the best in the New England colonies but they still
farmed a lot and the crops that they couldn’t grow they would get imported from
IMPORTANT PEOPLE OF
THE NEW ENGLAND
Roger Williams- got kicked out of Massachusetts because he didn’t
agree with the puritan beliefs.
Thomas Hooker- a minister who believed that every man deserved
the right to vote
NEW ENGLAND FUN FACT
The people of the New England colonies mostly made their own
clothes and shoes so they wouldn’t have to buy them from England.
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
Agriculture- The middle colonies also had part agriculture, they mostly
worked with wheat and other grains. They had better soil than the New
Industry- The middle colonies produced a lot of iron, paper, and
textiles. This happened more in Delaware than any of the other colonies.
Commerce- The middle colonies also traded with England but they
weren’t as big on trading as the Northern Colonies were as they didn’t
have a port like Boston
IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN
THE MIDDLE COLONIES
John Berkely - one of the founders of New Jersey
Sir George Cateret - the other founder of New Jersey
William Penn- founder of Pennsylvania
MIDDLE COLONIES FUN
The farms were predominately in New York and Pennsylvania
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
Agriculture- The southern colonies had plantations which are big plots
of land with a land owner who has slaves to help tend to the farmers
Rich Soil- The southern colonies had the richest soil out of the
colonies so therefore they did all agriculture they did not have much
Commerce- The southern colonies traded with England and the rest
of the colonies. They had the most crops.
IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN
THE SOUTHERN COLONIES
James Oglethorpe- founder of Georgia
John Smith- English explorer and leader of the Jamestown
SOUTHERN COLONIES FUN
Southern Plantations mostly grew tobacco, rice, and indigo
The triangular trade system made it so the Southern Colonies
could get the African slaves. The triangular trade helps all of the
colonies and their economies to grow.
The Great Awakening seemed to be controversial at first. With the
rise of Christianity and with all the different leaders across the
colonies. People were aroused by it but then it ended up being one of
the greatest movements of history.
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