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Title: Thirteen English Colonies


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Thirteen EnglishColonies
  • 1607-1770

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New England Colonies
  • Founded religious reasons.
  • Puritan Christianity was dominant
  • Government
  • Mayflower Compact- early example of colonial
    self-government
  • Theocracy- Religion highly influences government

Roger Williams
Thomas Hooker
3
New England Colonies
  • Climate and Geography Harsh winters,
    mountainous, fast running rivers, rocky soil,
    little farm land, good pasture, good harbors,
    forests

4
New England Colonies
  • Economy subsistence farming, dairy, shipping,
    fishing and whaling, lumber

5
Middle Colonies
  • Founded both for economic religious reasons
  • Pennsylvania founded as a place where different
    religions could reside together peacefully
  • Philadelphia City of Brotherly love in Greek.
    (from philos, "love" or "friendship", and
    adelphos, "brother)
  • Government
  • New York and New Jersey were royal colonies,
    controlled directly by the king
  • Pennsylvania had self-elected government

William Penn
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Middle Colonies
  • Climate and Geography Cold winters, both
    mountains and flat land, fertile soil, natural
    harbors, forests

Pennsylvania New York City
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Middle Colonies
  • Economy Farming, especially wheat lumber trade

8
Southern Colonies
  • Founded economic, religious, political
    reasons.
  • Maryland founded as a haven for Catholics
  • Georgia founded as a buffer between SC and
    Spanish FL.
  • Government Representative assemblies in MD VA

9
Southern Colonies
  • Climate and Geography Mild winters and hot
    summers, fertile lands, forest, natural harbors,
    navigable rivers

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Southern Colonies
  • Economy farming (cash crops like cotton, tobacco
    rice), trade (slave)
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