Colonial Regions Activity

Zack Dwyer

New England Colonies

The colonies that were located in New England are Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

Middle Colonies

The colonies that were located in the middle are New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

Southern Colonies

The colonies that were located in the south are North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.

Jamestown Advertisement

Come to Jamestown for your high quality and cheap tobacco. The tobacco is locally grown so it is fresh and cheap. Also for every worker you pay to bring to Jamestown you will recieve 50 acres of land!

Plymouth Advertisement

Here in Plymouth, we have a self-governing colony based on the majority rule of male church members. We also elect our own governor to be in charge. We have many skills other europeans don't that we learned from the Wampanoag.

Philadelphia Advertisement

Philadelphia, the colony's capital, is home to a waterfront with a vast number of shops. Colonists can come here to spend their money on English manufactured goods and luxuries as well as slaves.

Albany Advertisement

Albany was home to the Albany congress so it has historical meaning. Albany is seeing a great increase in real estate transactions. Another reason to live in Albany is that it is a center for transportation.

Boston Advertisement

Bostons early history was influenced by puritan ethics and focus on education. The first public school in America was founded in Boston. Boston was also the largest town in British North America until Philadelphia grew larger in the 1800s.

Ohio River information

The Ohio River is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River. The river has great significance in the history of native americans, as numerous civilizations have formed on its valley. Throughout history the river has been used as a major transportation and trading route.

Chesapeake Bay information

Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. It lies off the Atlantic coast surrounded by Maryland and Virginia. More than 150 rivers and streams drain off into the Bay. The bay is approximately 200 miles long.


1. Georgia had two main purposes which were to serve as a place where debtors in prison could go to start anew and as a barrier against Spanish expansion from Florida. Pennsylvania's purpose was to found a refuge for Quakers and other religious dissenters.

2. William Penn's vision for Pennsylvania was for it to be a refuge for quakers and other religious dissenters.

3. New York City was named New Amsterdam by the dutch before it was under english control.

4. The Province of New York was divided up into 12 counties by the governor Thomas Dongan.

5. Early colonizatoin efforts were big in the carolinas because it was in the south so it had to be prepared to fight the spanish as well as the indians. The carolinas were some of the most prosperous colonies because of its large export surplus.