Chapter Three: Colonial Ways of Life
Section Two: New England and the Middle Colonies
A. New England’s Economy
a. Farming: produced mainly ____________, some wheat and other
b. Also raised ________________.
c. The many good _______________ allowed fishing and whaling to
become big industries.
d. Many New Englanders made a living as _________________.
e. New England had many ________________ to make transport easy.
f. Forests provided a source of _________________.
g. The large lumber industry caused the _________________ industry
B. Life in New England Towns
a. The town was the center of ____________________.
b. Land was not granted to individuals, but to groups of people who would
start new _______________________.
c. ____________ meetings were held to discuss problems and make
d. This is another example of ___________________ in early America
which helps lead to revolution.
C. Trade and the rise of cities.
a. 1. Triangular Trade
Chunk #2- Pg. 95. Read Triangular Trade. Complete the Triangular Trade map that will be
handed out to you.
i. Caribbean _____________ planters traded sugar for New
ii. New Englanders made sugar into ____________ and traded it
with England for English goods.
iii. The English traded the rum with West Africans for
iv. The slaves were ______________ to the Caribbean and
traded for sugar.
v. Trade caused many merchants to become ____________ and
large cities grew.
b. 2. New England Society
i. Wealthy merchants – controlled ________________.
ii. Artisans- _____________ workers. Examples: carpenters, blacksmiths
iii. Unskilled workers without ____________________
iv. ________________ servants and Africans.
D. Society in the Middle Colonies
a. ______________ was the main crop.
b. In the early 1700s there was a huge wave of English
________________ to the Middle colonies.
c. Demand for wheat _____________________.
d. Caused the development of the ____________ system in the
1. Middle Colonies class system:
i. Very wealthy who owned large ______________ or businesses.
ii. _______________ farmers.
iii. Poor with no __________________.