South Carolina Colony
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South Carolina Colony - Established 1663
The Southern colonies were the warmest of the three regions. The winters were not difficult to survive but the summers were quite hot, South Carolina being one of the furthest south of the colonies. The warm climate made it possible to grow crops throughout the year and was ideally suited for plantations. South Carolina was not dominated by a specific religion, this gave way to freedom for baptists and other religions.
10 Facts -
- Original Name: The original name of the colony was the Province of South Carolina, later became South Carolina.
- The Southern Colonies had the largest population of slaves which provided extra workers. This meant less work for the colonists.
- Crops were traded for items that could not be produced on the plantation.
- Major Cities - Charleston
- Hot and humid summers gave rise to the spread of disease.
- Governed as a royal colony.
- Tobacco was a popular item of trade in the Southern Colonies.
- Some of the plantations were massive and consisted of the main house, slave quarters, a dairy, blacksmith's shop, laundry, smokehouse and barns which made the plantations to large degree, self-sufficient.
- Natural Resources: Fish, forests, and good agricultural land.
- Economics and Trade: Concentrated on agriculture and developed the plantations.
South Carolina -
Common Problems -
Lack of Food
Disease spread easily
War with Natives