Colonial Region Activity

By: Sarah Tran

The 13 Colonies

The 13 colonies include Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, and Delaware.

3 Main Regions

The 3 main regions are the New England Colonies, Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies.
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The New England Colonies consists of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire.

The Middle Colonies consists of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and New Jersey

The Southern Colonies consists of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

Virtual Tour

Chesapeake Bay: Chesapeake Bay is located near Jamestown, Virginia and stretches through the Southern Colonies. The location of Chesapeake Bay helps with agriculture because it is easy access to water for growing and nurturing plants, such as tobacco.

Potomac River: This river flows through the Chesapeake Bay and flows next to Virginia, and Maryland. This river also helps with Agriculture because of its flow through so many states.

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Questions:

1. Explain British's purpose for establishing the Georgia colony and the Pennsylvania colonies.

The British established the Georgia colonies as a social experiment. The Georgia colonies is used as a buffer state towards Florida, which was controlled by Spain. They sent criminals and convicts here. The Pennsylvania colonies were established as a Holy Experiment. This allowed anyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, etc, to live without control.

2. Describe William Penn's vision for Pennsylvania.

William Penn's vision of Pennsylvania is freedom. He wanted everyone to have a freedom of choice with religion, race, gender; he wanted those living her to have no judgement upon others.

3. What was the name of New York City prior to English control?

New Amsterdam

4. How did the English divide up New York?

Charles gave his brothers James New York and James gave his 2 friends New Jersey. James gave William Penn Delaware.

5. Why did the English focus their early colonization efforts on the North and South Carolina's?

The English focused on the North and South Carolina's because of agricultural availability.