Colonial Region Brochure

By : James Seekel

13 colonies

New England colonies : Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut.Middle Colonies :New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania. Southern Colonies: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland

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James Town - Are you looking for some good land? James town has the best. Our tobacco is the finest in the world and cannot be farmed any where else but here because its so good. Come down to James Town to see what we all about.

Boston - Are you looking for a good place to settle down? Come down to Boston where the tea is as good as Englands! The unity in Boston is stronger than any of the other colonies in the new world.

New York City - Come down to New York where you can go any where from here. New York is where many people live temopraraly. People will emigrate into New York and then move west eventually. New York is a great place to live if you plan on moving around.

Plymouth - Plymouth rock has many natural resources available, allowing our crops to grow plentifully. There are many experts on farming because the Natives are very friendly and will teach any new commers about the land. The natives and the town have a treaty and we enjoy a yearly dinner together called Thanksgiving, Plymouth is a great place for you and your family to have a fresh start.

Albany - Albany is a great place in New York, Its less than 100 miles from; NH, MA, CT, RI, NJ and PA. Albany is a great place to settle if you want to take little vacations to the other colonies! There is also many historical places in Albany, such as; the place where represenitves from the other colonies meet, and where we decided to become united!

Explain British’s purpose for establishing the Georgia colony and the Pennsylvania colonies

The British purposely established the Georgia and Pennsylvania colonies because James Olgethorpe wanted to seek out new land so he could make a lot of money.

Oglethrope tried an experiment but failed because he did not believe in slavery or the distribution of alcohol which had made south Carolina very mad. The British also kept Georgia so they could look after the plantations like the Spanish.

Describe William Penn’s vision for Pennsylvania?

When William Penn left England on his first voyage to Pennsylvania, his head was full of visions and hopes for this new Land of Promise. He wanted to see if he could establish a new society based on freedom and he wanted to see whether it was true, as he thought, that men and women were better and happier. Believing good government to be part of God's plan for mankind, he called his venture a Holy Experiment. He was in Pennsylvania only three and a half years but from 1681, when he received the King's charter at the age of thirty-seven, to 1718, when he died. The growth and well-being of his colony was based on a tradition of religious toleration and freedom under law, fundamental principles of American civil life.

What was the name of New York City prior to English control?

The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in what is now New York City. They called it New Amsterdam back when it was first established in 1626 by Peter Minuit.

How did the English divide up New York?

  • New York was split up into two different areas known as New York and New Jersey. New York was give to the Duke of York, and New Jersey was given to James who was the Duke of York.

    William Penn made his own colony called Pennsylvania. He wanted it to be a peaceful place were all religions got along no matter there religious differences.

  • Why did the English focus their early colonization efforts on the North and South Carolina’s?

    The colonists focused most of their attention towards the Carolina's because of trading with the natives and agriculture, but failed because farming wasn't easy as they thought it would be. They also enslaved Africans to teach them ways of agriculture The Carolina's also was port to the very famous port of Charles Town which was a major trade route for every one.