Colonial America

Social Studies

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The new England colonies

Rhode Island

"Top puritan leaders in Boston called Williams ideas new and rich. In 1636 he was banished. He started a new settlement he called providence. ... this is the start of Rhode Island.
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There are dense forests for cutting timber, and lots of coasts for catching fish.The climate is cold compared to the other colonies. Some of there natural resources are wood, and ocean resources. "Puritans believed in the concept of predestination: that God chose each human being from birth for salvation or for condemnation."
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The middle colonies

New York

England's king gave a colony to his brother, Duke of York. Duke of York renamed his colony New York.

Pennsylvania and Delaware

England's king also gave a colony to William Penn. He named his colony Pennsylvania Then it split into two, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
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Southern colonies

Deep rivers allowed them to ride ships regularly. They had rich soil to farm wheat. It was warmer than the New England colonies, but not the Southern colonies.They believed in freedom
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South and North Carolina

King Charles II granted land to eight of his supporters. In 1729 Carolina split into two, North and South Carolina.

Georgia

Georgia was founded in 1732 King George II let James Oglethorpe start a new colony there for English people jailed for debt. Georgia became known for its good relations with Native Americans.
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It is warmer than all the other colonies. They have very rich soil to farm in. They also mined iron. Some of the beliefs in the southern colonies were, Virginia, Anglican. North Carolina, Christian. South Carolina, christian. Georgia, Anglican.
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It might sound like all of the colonies are very different, but one thing they all have in common is that they were all apart of colonial America