The Thirteen Colonies

By: Makayla, Abbie, Cambry, & Takiyah

Culture & Religion

Culture (way of life)

England in the 16th century was a busy place. Selling wool was sold better than selling food. Landowners were turning farmers’ fields into pastures for sheep. This led to a shortage of food, and at the same time many agricultural workers lost their jobs. People in the 13th colonies ate fish and whales because that was close by. They also sold whale blubber.

Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The religion in the colonies were majorly diverse, different, between the southern, New England and the middle colonies. There was a mixtures of Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, a few Jews, Baptists, and Anglicans. The Anglicans were located in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Anglican church was started by King Henry VIII. The Quakers were located in Pennsylvania. The Quakers were started by William Penn and Thomas Hooker. The Catholics were located in Virginia, Massachusetts, and Maryland. The religion was spread out between all the colonies. Some of the religions didn’t get along.

Economics & Governmet

Economics of the Thirteen Colonies

The amount of exports sold per year (British Pounds).







Pine Boards

Staves and Headings












Sold per year (American dollars)

Tobacco $1,178,461

Flour $630,769

Rice $480,000

Fish $236,923

Wheat $176,923

Indigo $173,846

Corn $127,692

Pine Boards $107,692

Staves and Headings $100,000

Horses $92,307

Government of the thirteen colonies

In 1619 the Virginia Company aloud the the colonist to have some say in their government. Ten towns from the colonies each sent two representatives called Burgesses to an assembly to make laws for the local colonies. The House of Burgesses met for the first time at a church in Jamestown on July 30, 1916. The House of Burgesses was the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in

North America.

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