Colonies of the new world


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Colonies of the new world

  1. 1. Colonies of the New World By: Emma Spahr
  2. 2. The 3 Regions of Colonies • New England Colonies • Middle Colonies • Southern Colonies
  3. 3. New England Colonies • Maine • Rhode Island • Connecticut • Vermont • New Hampshire • Massachusetts
  4. 4. The Middle Colonies • New York • Pennsylvania • New Jersey • Delaware
  5. 5. The Southern Colonies • Maryland • Virginia • North Carolina • South Carolina • Georgia
  6. 6. New England Colonies Important attributes/characteristics • Their main resources were Agriculture, fisheries, and lumber • The area these colonies were in had fairly poor soil quality yet they still had many farms surrounding the somewhat small towns. Despite this the agriculture business was the top one to be in. • Fishing was first started (being exported) from Boston it became a rapidly growing industry. • Calvinism was the majority of the religious views in the New England Colonies. Even if some were not Calvinist, they still had some ideas that branched from Calvinism. The Church has control over the government. (Theocracy)
  7. 7. The Middle Colonies Important Attributes/Characteristics • The middle colonies had a high production of wheat which earned them the nickname “the Bread Basket”. • They were considered the most religiously and ethnically diverse group. They had religious freedom which none of the other colonies had yet. • They had a good relationship with the Natives which helped their settlements thrive because of what they learned from the Natives.
  8. 8. The Southern Colonies Important attributes/characteristics • The southern Colonies had a fantastic agriculture system because they had the most fertile soil and the growing season lasted longer. • the Anglican Church was established by law but the colonists didn’t do much to support the Church. • They got most of their manpower from the use of African slaves
  9. 9. Effects of the Triangular Trade • New England Colonies: Were very active in the Triangular Trade. The purpose was to bring goods and raw materials from the New world over to the “Mother” Country to be made into other goods and then sold back to the New world and other places. • Middle Colonies: The Middle colonies also had a good place in the triangular trade considering they had good ports that they could actively send goods from. • Southern Colonies: The Southern colonies relied on the Triangular Trade because that was the only way for them to Access African Slaves to work the land.
  10. 10. Effects of the Great Awakening • New England Colonies: Possibly the most influenced by the Great Awakening were the New England Colonies. • Middle Colonies: The middle colonies had religious freedom so they weren’t much affected by the Great Awakening. • Southern Colonies: The southern colonies weren't very motivated to help the church in any way until the Great awakening boosted their spirits.
  11. 11. Effects of the Enlightenment • The ideas of the Enlightenment greatly affected all of the colonies because they wanted to make a change in their society to make religion more of a moral factor and a social norm throughout the colonies.
  12. 12. Citations • • • /a/Characteristics-Of-New-England-Colonies.htm • eople/religion_in_the_united_states/history_of_religio n_in_the_united_states/religion_in_the_colonies/sout hern_colonies.htm • colonial-period/the-southern-colonies.php • trade.html