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Middle colonies

  1. 1. Middle colonies<br />By: Jackie Powell, Megan Vila, Giancarlo Troia<br />
  2. 2. New YorkNew JerseyPennsylvaniaDelaware<br />The Middle Colonies Are:<br />
  3. 3. Geography<br /><ul><li>New Jersey and Delaware lie on the Atlantic coastal plain and New York and Pennsylvania stretch across the Appalachians
  4. 4. New England’s coastline had many good harbors and plenty of timber for building fishing boats.
  5. 5. Beaver filled streams, thick forests and rich farmland
  6. 6. Delaware and Hudson river promoted port cities for trade
  7. 7. The navigable river flowed through each of these colonies providing water power for mills
  8. 8. Plenty of drinking water
  9. 9. None of the crops that could be grown in New England were in great demand elsewhere.
  10. 10. A large gate that borders the coast of the middle colonies and Chesapeake bay to prevent enemy attacks</li></li></ul><li>Peace Treaty <br /><ul><li>Natives had equal rights and were able to own land
  11. 11. Natives have to teach Colonists how to hunt, farm and maintain the land, and build shelter.
  12. 12. Have to follow protestant religion and attend weekly meetings
  13. 13. Colonists teach Natives English language
  14. 14. Native Americans guard the Chesapeake bay to lookout for enemy attacks</li></li></ul><li>The Law<br /><ul><li>Each county was governed by a board of supervisors consisting of one representative from each town, chosen by the freemen
  15. 15. The local laws were decided by the house of burgesses who met annually at a caucus
  16. 16. 3 scribes from each state are allowed to attend the meeting to record the laws to enforce them to the towns people and had to report to the king monthly
  17. 17. Those who broke the laws were hanged</li></li></ul><li>House Structure<br /><ul><li>Their houses will look like wooden cabins that are located across the surrounding river. These cabins will contain doors shipped from Pittsburgh, windows, a furnace for fires, and beds. Also a kitchen will be included, thus colonists would have a wooden fire stove and other kitchen necessities basically made from wood.</li></li></ul><li>Recreation<br /><ul><li>The colonists would socialize in the middle of the town, spend quality family time, play sports like stick ball, attend plays, host church meetings with the Native Americans in the colonist’s cabin, and have a celebration every Friday. Moderate drinking would be acceptable in most societies.</li></li></ul><li>Schooling Marriage and Religion<br /><ul><li>As for schooling, boys will be able to attend school and the Native Americans teach males about fishing, farming, and hunting. The girls will have to cook along side of their mothers.
  18. 18. Dating is allowed but if the girl in the relationship becomes pregnant at any time, the boyfriend would have to propose and marry her. Dating would be supervised by adults.
  19. 19. Marriage in our colony would be arranged and sometimes contracted by the parents of the sons and daughters. Marriages tend to occur at a young age and having children immediately was necessary to help with the chores and attending to the farm.
  20. 20. Our religion is mostly Protestant with some Catholicism</li>