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The Southern Colonies

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The Southern Colonies

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The Southern Colonies <ul><li>North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia  </li></ul><ul><li...

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Background info <ul><li>The environment impacted the economy and agriculture of the Southern Colonies; farming was an impo...

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The Southern Colonies

  1. 1. The Southern Colonies
  2. 2. The Southern Colonies <ul><li>North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background info <ul><li>The environment impacted the economy and agriculture of the Southern Colonies; farming was an important way to make a living because of it's climate and geography </li></ul><ul><li>The climate of the Southern Colonies was the warmest climate of the three colonial regions </li></ul><ul><li>The warmer climate was a positive factor for the colonists in the Southern Colonies. They didn't worry as much about surviving cold winters </li></ul><ul><li>The warmer climate was a negative factor for the colonists in the Southern Colonies; the warm, moist climate carried diseases that killed the colonists </li></ul><ul><li>The geography of the Southern Colonies which had a broad, coastal plain that was hilly and covered with forests </li></ul><ul><li>The natural resources of the Southern Colonies included rich farm land, forests and fish </li></ul>
  4. 4. Economy of The Southern Colonies <ul><li>The economy of the Southern Colonies was driven by plantations, initially worked by indentured servants, a labor force which was largely replaced in the early 18th century by slaves imported from Africa, except for Georgia, where most plantations were worked by debtors. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cash crops of the South <ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Indigo </li></ul><ul><li>Rice </li></ul>

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