Colonial America/Week 1

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New England Colonies Notes[edit]

Resources[edit]

  • Natural: Timber, Fish, and Wide, deep Rivers
  • Human: Ship Builders, Artisans, and Fisherman
  • Capital: Metal tools and equipment and Buildings providing service.

Specialization[edit]

What are they really good at? Basically Specialization here means What the New England Colonies Produced.

  1. Fishing
  2. Shipbuilding
  3. Metal, tools, and equipment
  4. Naval supplies

Geography[edit]

  • Appalachian Mountains, hilly terrain, rocky soil, jagged coastline, and Boston Harbor.

What was the climate like?[edit]

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New England get's truckloads of snow throughout the year, also not to forget about the cold, long winters.

Summers: Not to cold/hot; Short Summers.

Winters: Long, Cold; Lot's of Snow.

Social/Political Life[edit]

This is where New Englanders interacted with other people.

  1. The centers of life were Churches and Villages.
  2. There were many religious reformers and separatists (Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay)
  3. Political and civic (community) issues were discussed in Town Halls and Town Meetings.

Interdependence[edit]

Things New England could not produce for themselves and got from other colonial regions.

Mid Atlantic Colonies[edit]

Livestock and Grain.

Southern Colonies[edit]

Cottons, Tobacco, Rice, Indigo. Also for wooden products like lumber, tar, and pitch.

The Mid Atlantic Colonies[edit]

Resources[edit]

  • Natural: Rich, furtile, farm land and Rivers.
  • Human: Unskilled/Skilled Workers and Fisherman
  • Capital: Tools and Buildings

Specialization[edit]

  • Grain
  • Livestock
  • Fish

Geography[edit]

Appalachian Mountains, coastal lowlands, harbors and bays, wide and deep rivers.

What was the climate like?[edit]

Moderate and Mild summers and winters.

Social/Political Life[edit]

(Where Mid Atlantic Colonists interacted with other people)

  1. People lived in villages and cities
  2. Lifestyles were varied and diverse
  3. Religions were also diverse.
  4. Political and civic (community) issues were discussed in market towns.

Interdependence[edit]

Things the Mid Atlantic could not produce for themselves and got from other colonial regions.

New England Colonies[edit]

Metal tools and farming equipment.

Southern Colonies[edit]

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Tobacco, Rice, Indigo, Cotton, and forest products such as lumber, tar, and pitch.

The Southern Colonies[edit]

Resources[edit]

Slaves were Africans captured from Africa and taken into the USA to work for the rest of their lives, they were never set to be free unless the owner decides he wants to free the slave he owns.
  • Natural: Fertile Farmlands, Rivers, and Harbors.
  • Human: Slaves, Farmers
  • Capital: Tools and buildings

Specialization[edit]

  • Tobacco
  • Rice
  • Cotton
  • Indigo
  • Lumber Products: Lumber, Tar and Pitch.

Geography[edit]

Appalachian Mountains, Piedmont, Atlantic Coastal Plain, good harbors and rivers.

What was the climate like?[edit]

Summers: Hot and Humid Winters: Mild; Little-Very Little Snow

Social/Political Life[edit]

  • People lived in Mansions on Plantations.
  • Large landowners relied on slaves and indentured servants for labors.
  • The Southern region had fewer Schools and fewer cities.
  • The colonists belonged to the Church of England.
  • Political and civic (community) issues were discussed in the local county seat.

Interdependence[edit]

Things the Southern Colonies could not produce for themselves and got from other colonial regions.

New England Colonies[edit]

Metal tools and equipment.

Mid Atlantic Colonies[edit]

Livestock and Grain.