The 13 Colonies Web Quest

Southern Colonies


Maryland was founded by Lord Baltimore, George Calvert, and other colonists in Baltimore on April 28, 1788. Maryland was the 7th state to ratify the constitution. It was founded because of Manufacturing (shipbuilding, iron works), agriculture (corn, wheat, rice, indigo), and hope for religious freedom for Catholics. Its longitude is seventy-five degrees west and thirty seven degrees north latitude. Maryland is about 250 miles long and 90 miles wide. Maryland is bordered by Pennsylvania on the north and by Chesapeake Bay and a small piece of Virginia on the south. On the east, Maryland is bordered by Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean. West Virginia and Virginia border Maryland on the west. (Founded as joint-stock company)

South Carolina

South Carolina was founded by a group of proprietors in 1670. I was founded for trade and profits using plantation agriculture (indigo, rice, tobacco, cotton, cattle). It became a state on May 23, 1788. South Carolina was named from Carolus, the Latin word for "Charles," Charles I of England. South Carolina is made up of 5 geographical areas, which roughly make the boundaries parallel to the Atlantic coastline. They are split up into different parts: The Coastal Plain which divides into the outer and inner Coastal Plains; then from the north to the south coast, it's divided into three separate areas: the Grand Strand, the Santee River Delta, and the Sea Islands. S.C. also has several major lakes that cover up to 683 square miles. South Carolina's religion was very similar, if not exactly the same to North Carolina's. They had high tolerance for different types of religion because there were so many different types but the majority of people were Babtist (41% of people), and only 9% of people were Christians.