The 13 Colonies: Scouting Report

By: Connie and Madison District 9

Maryland

Founded:1633

Why: Safe haven for Catholics.

The people that moved to the colony were Catholics. It let them practice their religion freely.


Economy

-Shipbuilding

-Iron Works

-Corn

-Wheat

-Rice

-Indigo


Geography

-Coastal Plains

-Peidmont Plateau

-Blue Ridge

-Separated by Chesapeake Bay


Residents

Mainly put out for Catholic. No Jews.


Strengths

-Freedom of Religion

-Mixed Agriculture

-The Colony was on both sides of Chesapeake Bay

-Fertile Land

-No discrimination


Maryland VS Pennsylvania

- Pennsylvania welcomes all religions while Maryland only welcomed Catholics.

- Pennsylvania had conflicts with Indians while Maryland made treaties and traded with them.


Maryland VS Virginia

- Virginia had mountains while Maryland was flat land which was easier to travel in.

- The people in Virginia searched for gold while Maryland farmed and kept a good economy.


Maryland VS Georgia

-Georgia was a safe haven for debtors while Maryland was a safe haven for Catholics

-Maryland had fertile soil while Georgia had poor rocky soil.


Maryland VS New Hampshire

-Maryland had fertile soil while New Hampshire had poor rocky soil

-New Hampshire was established for farming while Maryland was established for Catholics


Maryland VS New York

-New York had conflicts with Indians while Maryland traded with them

-New York was established for trade while Maryland was founded for Catholics


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Michael Phelps

-Paul Zimmer

Virginia

Founded:1607

Why: British wanted a permanent settlement.

People who moved there were colonist who were looking for a new life. It affected them because they could get a fresh start.


Economy

-Plantation agriculture

-Tabacco

-Wheat

-Corn


Geography

-Mountains

-Valleys

-Coastal Plains


Residents

Many came here for Jamestown. Since it was something new everyone wanted to go. Open to anyone.


Weaknesses

-Searched for gold

-Harsh winters

-Disease

-Hunger

-Virginia Company Went bankrupt


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Matthew Espinosa

-Sandra Bullock

Massachusetts

Founded:1620

Why: Pilgrims were seeking religious freedom.

People moved there because they wanted to practice their religion freely and openly. I affect them because they now have a place to be themselves.


Economy

-Fishing

-Corn

-Livestock

-Lumbering

-Shipbuilding


Geography

-Jagged Coast and Hills

-Poor rocky soil


Residents

For people who are followers of the king and Puritans


Weaknesses

-Disease

-Harsh Winter

-Poor soil for farming

-Lack of food and supplies

-No freedom of religion


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Joey Graceffa

-Michelle Phan

Georgia

Founded:1732

Why: Safe haven for debtors

This was a place for people in debt to start over. This affected them because it helped the people in debt.


Economy

-Farming

-Plantation

-Indigo

-Rice

-Sugar


Geography

-Hilly coastal plains

-Forests


Residents

For people with debt who wanted to start over.


Weaknesses

-No proper vegetation

-Disease

-Lack of food

-Harsh winters

-Small population


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Raven Symone

-Chloe Grace Moretz

New Hampshire

Founded:1688

Why: For farming

This colony was for people who like to farm. It was meant for people who's major industry was farming.


Economy

-Potatoes

-Fishing

-Textiles

-Shipbuilding


Geography

-Low coast

-Hills

-Mountains

-Plateaus

-Poor rocky soil


Residents

For people who respected a constitutional government.


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Mandy Moore

-Seth Meyers

New Jersey

Founded:1664

Why: For farming and trade.

This colony was for people who want to start a new life and like farming.

Economy

-Iron Works

-Lumbering


Geography

-Mountains

-Low lands

-Coastal Plains

-Fertile soil


Residents

For people who wanted religious freedom.


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Queen Latifah

-Kevin Jonas

New York

Founded:1626

Why: Founded by the dutch for trade and fur and became an English colony.

This colony is for people who wanted a fresh start at life.

Economy

-Shipbuilding

-Iron Works

-Cattle

-Grain

-Rice

-Indigo


Geography

-Mountains

-Low lands

-Coastal Plain

-Fertile soil


Residents

For people who have suffered from religious persecution.


Weaknesses

-Harsh winters

-Had to capture it from Dutch

-Rocky thin soil

-Indian raids

-Too big to rule [Separated into New Jersey]


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Dylan O'Brien

-Scarlett Johansson

North Carolina

Founded:1653

Why: For farming and trade

This is for people who want to start a new life.


Economy

-Farming

-Plantation

-Indigo

-Rice

-Tabacco


Geography

-Coastal Plains

-Plateau

-Mountain Ranges


Residents

For people who had large interests in economy like farming.


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Hayes Grier

-Nash Grier

South Carolina

Founded:1663

Why: For farming and trade

This is for people who want to start a new life.


Economy

-Farming

-Indigo

-Rice

-Cotton

-Tabacco


Geography

-Coastal Plains

-Plateau

-Mountain Ranges


Residents

For people who had large interests in economy like farming.


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Coco Jones

-Chris Rock

Pennsylvania


Founded:1682

Why: The Holy Experiment. Land for Quakers to have.

This is for people who want to practice their religion openly and freely.


Economy

-Wheat

-Corn

-Cattle

-Dairy

-Textiles

-Paper Making

-Shipbuilding


Geography

-Mountains

-Coastal Plains

-Plateau

-Fertile soil


Residents

For people who were Quakers. For those who wanted to live without being disturbed.


Weaknesses

-Conflict with indians

-Indentured servants

-Harsh winter

-Disease

-Lack of supplies


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Taylor Swift

-Will Smith

Rhode Island

Founded:1636

Why: Safe haven for religious tolerance.

This colony is for anyone who agrees with religious tolerance and wants to practice their religion.


Economy

-Farming

-Shipbuilding


Geography

-Flat rolling hills

-Poor rocky soil


Residents

For people who wanted religious freedom.


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Robert Capron

-Olivia Culpo

Delaware

Founded:1638

Why: For trade and agriculture opportunities

This is for people who want to start a new life.


Economy

-Fishing

-Lumbering


Geography

-Flat low land

-Coastal Plain

-Swamps

-Fertile Soil


Residents

People who were farmers came here.


Celebrities/Important Residents

-Teri Polo

-Ryan Phillippe

Connecticut

Founded:1636

Why: For religious freedom after disagreement in the Massachusetts Bay.

This is for people who have a great interest in farming and start a new life.


Economy

-Wheat

-Corn

-Fishing


Geography

-Low lands

-Hills

-Poor rocky soil


Residents

For people who thought Massachusetts was too strict. A lot of people were allowed in Connecticut.


Celebrities/Important Residents

-ThatsSoJack

-John Henson

Citations

WEBSITES

www.famousbirthdays.com

http://thekillerwhales13colonies.weebly.com/resident-profiles.html

http://www.landofthebrave.info



BOOK

"Life in the Thirteen Colonies: Massachusetts" by: Deborah H. DeFord


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