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8th grade US History Review

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In this powerpoint you will find infromation on Jamestown and the Middle Colonies.

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8th grade US History Review

  1. 1. 8th Grade US History Review
  2. 2. Jamestown  May 14, 1607 the Virginia Company founded Jamestown  Site was bad, too close to the sea, on low swampy land. Mosquitoes everywhere  Because of location and the people, began getting sick and died  Because no one new how to farm starvation was a constant problem  Only way they survived was because of American Indian tribes giving them food.  Tobacco became the largest crop produced by the colony  First successful colony in the New World
  3. 3. The American Colonies
  4. 4. The New England Colony  Included: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut  Not suitable for farming  Early colonists chose to stay by the harbors in small villages or towns  Where major trade and business hubs  Most of the daily routine was governed by religious beliefs  First settlers where the Puritans at Plymouth in 1630s
  5. 5. The Middle Colony  Included: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware  More suitable land for farming, produced a lot of grains, ex. (Corn and wheat)  They also contained a cottage industry  Philadelphia major shipping port  Had a major Quaker influence  Was a melting pot of other nations such as the Dutch (New York)
  6. 6. Southern Colonies  included Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia  Predominately a rural colony  The geography gave rise to the plantation lifestyle  Wealth came from growing cash crops like: rice, tobacco, and indigo  Plantation owners developed and aristocratic lifestyle  Main force of labor was slave labor, but also contained indentured servants

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