Comparison of Colonial Regions

Ashley Turner

New England Region

Religion: strictly Puritan (purify the Church of England)

Economy: relied on fishing and shipbuilding

Society: holy society

Why started: religious freedom

Southern Region

Religion: Anglican

Economy: Plantations, wealth was in slaves and land

Society: strictly stratified

Why started: coastal plains and rolling hills were perfect for raising crops, trade and profit

Middle Colonies

Religion: mixture of religions

Economy: lumbar, grain

Society: diverse

Why started: rich soil