Colony that represents the Northern colonies: New Hampshire founder of
New Hampshire Captain John Mason. Under an English land grant, Capt.
John Smith sent settlers to establish a fishing colony at the mouth of the
Piscataqua River, near present-day Rye and Dover, in 1623. Capt. John
Mason, who participated in the founding of Portsmouth in 1630, gave New
Hampshire its name. After a 38-year period of union with Massachusetts,
New Hampshire was made a separate royal colony in 1679. As leaders in
the revolutionary cause, New Hampshire delegates received the honor of
being the first to vote for the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Abundant water power turned New Hampshire into an industrial state early
on, and manufacturing is the principal source of income. The most
important industrial products are electrical and other machinery, textiles,
pulp and paper products, and stone and clay products. Dairy and poultry,
and growing fruit, truck vegetables, corn, potatoes, and hay are the major
agricultural pursuits. The government of the Colony of New Hampshire was
a constitutional monarchy.
John Mason, founder of New Hampshire
Colony that represents the Middle colonies: Pennsylvania Founder of
Pennsylvania William Penn. One of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania
was founded by William Penn as a haven for his fellow Quakers.
Pennsylvania’s capital, Philadelphia, was the site of the first and second
Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775, the latter of which produced the
Declaration of Independence, sparking the American Revolution. After the
war, Pennsylvania became the second state, after Delaware, to ratify the U.S.
In the American Civil War, Pennsylvania was the site of the Battle of
Gettysburg, in which Union General George Meade defeated Confederate
General Robert E. Lee, bringing an end to the Confederacy's Northern
invasion, as well as Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address. The colonial
government, established in 1682 by Penn's Frame of Government, consisted
of an appointed Governor, the proprietor a 72-member Provincial Council, and
a larger General Assembly.
William Penn early Quaker and founder of the
Province of Pennsylvania
Colony that represents the Southern Colonies: South Carolina Founder of South
Carolina King Charles II. The Province of South Carolina was originally part of the
Province of Carolina in British America, which was chartered by eight Lords
Proprietor in 1663. Charles Towne was established in the province in 1663. The
colony was given to a group of eight nobles called "The Lord's Proprietors". The
colony of South Carolina had a constitutional Monarchy and had a General
assembly. The colony of South Carolina and North Carolina ended up fighting a
war to break away from the British.
Founder of the Carolinas
King Charles II
Northern Colonies: The climate of the New England Colonies was colder
than the other two colonial regions because they were the farthest north.
The natural resources of the New England Colonies included fish, whales,
trees and furs. The natural resources were more important than
agricultural crops to colonists in New England because of poor, rocky soil
and the short growing season.
Southern Colonies: The climate of the Southern Colonies was the
warmest climate of the three colonial regions. The warmer climate was a
positive factor for the colonists in the Southern Colonies. They didn't worry
as much about surviving cold winters. The natural resources of the
Southern Colonies included rich farm land, forests and fish.
Middle Colonies: There was more religious freedom in the Middle
Colonies than in New England. No single church or religion dominated in
the Middle Colonies.
Each was 'a new society,' an experiment in colonization, but for those in
New England, it was a conscious effort to forge a new Nation, a haven for
their religious beliefs & values.
All the colonies were Religious in a Religious Age but each colony had
differing predominant faiths.
Current day trend with colonial New Hampshire: The religion really helped the colony of
New Hampshire establish into a strong religious state of today.
Current day trend with colonial Pennsylvania: With the diversity of then colonial
Pennsylvania that has helped the state of Pennsylvania become a major city with just
whites but with minorities as well.
Current day trend with Colonial South Carolina: The good fertile land and rich soil really
helps South Carolina produce a lot of crops and agriculture that a lot of other states and
the original thirteen colonies needed back then which was Tobacco, Soybeans, Cotton
and grains. They also produced livestock which included Turkeys, beef cattle and calves,
chicken eggs, and hogs.
The colony that I would like to
live in colonial America would be
the colony of New Hampshire
because they didn’t have a lot of
authority from the British and
they had a good manufacturing
and agriculture producing area.
Plus the land of New Hampshire
was small and spacious with
only a few neighbors nearby, the
colony of New Hampshire. The
Government was a constitutional
monarchy which means it still
has the same constitution but
now just ratified from when it
became a state.