Comparison of Colonial Regions
The New England colonies relied heavily on the Atlantic Ocean. New England farms were small for the primary purpose of allowing families to be self sufficient.
The Puritan church was central part of life in New England. In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials resulted when various townspeople were accused of being witches, a number of them were condemned to death.
The souths reliance on staple crops like tobacco and rice led to rise of the plantation system. 1619, first Africans arrive, most likely as indentured servants.
Southern society tended to be divided between the rich plantation owners, poor farmers, and slaves.
The middle colonies depended on both farming and commerce. Farmers raised staple crops.
The middle colonies featured a more diverse population.