Comparison of colonial regions

By: Ty Davis

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Southern region

Religion: Christianity

Ecomony: plantations (tobacco, rice, indigo, cotton) near the coast, hunting ,trading and farming in the mountains

Society: based on family status (nobles), land ownership, and strict social classes

Why it started: it started because the 1st successful English settlement was Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.

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Middle Region

Religion: presented an assortment of religions such as Quakers, Mennonites, Lutherans, Dutch Calvinists, and Presbyterians.

Economy: Small scale farming, ship building, trading and middle class

Society: More relaxed, strong middle class, and religious tolerance.

Why it stared:This started because they had more religious tolerance and were more culturally diverse.

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New England Region

Religion: the Puritan Church was the main meeting house. It was also main religious and community building.

Economy: Shipbuilding, fishing, lumbering, subsistence farming, manufacturing

Society: status based on religion, strict

Why it started: It started because the Piligrims landed in Massachusetts in 1620. Religious dissent was the main reason why people came to the New England regions.

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