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The southern colonies

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The southern colonies

  1. 1. The Southern Colonies
  2. 2. The Colonies • Maryland • Virginia • North Carolina • South Carolina • Georgia
  3. 3. Main Purpose • Economic (VA, NC, SC, GA) – Cash crops grown on plantations for profit • Religious (MD) – The only Catholic colony among the original 13
  4. 4. Plantation System • Owners of land made money by selling land to farmers who would establish a plantation • Plantation- a farm that focuses on producing mass quantities of one cash crop • Cash crops- Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo
  5. 5. Labor Sources • Indentured Servants – Pay passage to New World by working for a land owner for a certain amount of time – Would receive land at end of turn • Slavery – System of using slaves bought from traders for “free” labor – Originally, whites and natives were used as slaves; eventually exclusively becomes Africans

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