indentured servant <ul><li>(noun) a person who agreed to work for an amount of time in exchange for the cost of housing, food, and the voyage to North America </li></ul>
self-sufficient <ul><li>(adjective) having the ability to produce most everything that one needs to live </li></ul>
grant <ul><li>(verb) to give something formally to someone </li></ul>
debtor <ul><li>(noun) a person who owes money </li></ul>
Why did people come to North America? Settlers flocked to the 13 colonies in North America for ... The chance to become a land owner To gain wealth, religious, and financial freedom
Colonists Settle REGION 1 The Northern Colonies (Sometimes called the New England states) Industries: Shipbuilding Seaports Fishing Timber Livestock Fur
Colonists Settle Region 2 The Middle Colonies Industries: Agriculture Iron Fur Shipbuilding Seaports
Colonists Settle Region 3 The Southern Colonies Industries: Agriculture (tobacco, indigo, rice, cotton) Large Plantations
Why did they choose different regions to live in? <ul><li>Climate, land, and proximity to the water really affected the way the different regions lived. </li></ul><ul><li>Climate - the warmer climate of the south made it easier to grow a lot of crops </li></ul><ul><li>Land - the rich soil and endless amount of land made it easier to grow crops in the south </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to Water - Colonies with seaports and waterways tended to be involved in industries that allowed them to take advantage of the water </li></ul><ul><li>SID </li></ul>
Why did they choose different regions to live in? <ul><li>SIDE NOTE - Many colonists settled in particular regions based on their religious beliefs </li></ul>
THE BIG IDEA <ul><li>The colonies had three distinct regions based on climate and land </li></ul><ul><li>People settled in different regions for religion and industry </li></ul>
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