The Southern Colonies

Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

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Maryland

Maryland was founded in 1634. It made most of its money from tobacco. Its government was proprietary. Its population was somewhere between 300 and 600 people. The early settlers of Maryland were faced by the Powhatan tribes along with a few other tribes. Religion was not forced but there was freedom of Christianity.

Virginia

Virginia was founded in 1607. It made its money from tobacco. Its government was at first a corporate charter then when it became successful it was made a royal charter. Its population was somewhere around 10,000. The settlers in Virginia were helped by the natives during the starving time but they later attacked the settlers and ended up signing a peace treaty. The religion in Virginia was Anglican.

North Carolina

North Carolina was founded in 1653. It made its money through agriculture but was not as successful as South Carolina it also made money through selling naval stores. Its government was a royal charter. Its population was between 1,000 and 4,000. There were many Native American tribes in the area that is current day North Carolina. The religion in North Carolina was Anglican.

South Carolina

South Carolina was founded in 1663 when it broke away from the Carolina colony. It made its money through rice and indigo farming. Its government was a royal charter. The population was between 500 and 1500. There were many Native American tribes in the area that is now South Carolina. The religion of South Carolina was Anglican.

Georgia

Georgia was founded in 1732. It made its money through agriculture. Its government was a royal charter. Its population was between 2,000 and 5,000. There was conflict with the Spanish and with the Native American tribes. The religion was Anglican with some puritan and baptists belief.