Colonial Region Activity
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Early American Colony Regions
New England colonies
Welcome to Jamestown
New York City
In 1688, New York and New Jersey were added to the jurisdiction of New England.
The Georgia Colony
The choice of Georgia was motivated by the idea of creating a defensive buffer for South Carolina, an increasingly important colony with many potential enemies close by.
In 1682, William Penn received land from his grandfather. Penn wanted freedom of religion and protection from persecution for himself and others who might want the same thing. He had not been able to find this, so he started his own colony. He called it Pennsylvania.
North and South Carolina
The southern parts were populated by wealthy English planters who set up large slave plantations.
The Province of South Carolina was separated from the Province of North Carolina in 1729.