The Southern colonies

Bilal, Eric, Jenna, Kody, and Matt

Why were these colonies founded?

· Maryland was founded to create a refuge for Roman Catholics.


· Virginia was founded to gain wealth and convert the natives to Christianity.


· North Carolina was founded for farming and trade.


· South Carolina was founded for farming and trade.


· Georgia was founded because King George ordered that it was to serve as a barrier against Spanish.


What role did religion play?

· People in the Southern Colonies were mostly Anglican (Baptist or Presbyterian).


· In Maryland people were Catholic because it was a refuge for English Catholics.


· Religion didn’t have the same impact as English colonies did because they were more spread out.


What were the economic conditions?

· It was mostly all based on farming.


· Crops were grown on big plantations.


· The southern colonies got involved in the slave trade.


Maryland

  • Founded by Lord Baltimore and others in 1633

Virgina

  • Founded by John Smith and others in 1607

North Carolina

  • Founded by Virginia colonists in 1653

South Carolina

  • Founded by English colonists in 1663

Georgia

Founded by James Oglethorpe and others in 1732

What are the geographical characteristics?

  • Maryland- low fertile, hot during summer, and the farming had a long growing season.
  • Virginia- fertile soil, hot and humid during summer, and farming had a long growing season.
  • North Carolina-swamps on the coast, warm summers, farming had a long growing season.
  • South Carolina- swampy land, low plains, and farming had a long growing season.
  • Georgia- Coastal swamps, hot summers, farming had a long growing season.

Other facts

· They had many natural resources such as forests and fish.


· They were not dominated by a specific religion.


· They exported resources by trade.