The Southern Colonies

Ariel Soto, Jamie Krasnigor, Yasline Flores, & Joey Bowser

What are they called? When were they found? Who founded them?



Sir Walter Raleigh



John Smith

3.North Carolina


Group of proprietors

4.South Carolina


Group of proprietors



James Oglethorpe

What was the purpose of finding this colony?

Roanoke: Establish English colony in New World

Virginia: Trade and profits

North Carolina: Trade and profits

South Carolina: Trade and profits

Georgia: Debtor colony. Buffer for Spanish colonies. Restrictions on blacks, size of plantations kept colony small


South Carolina
  1. Short and mild winter
  2. Low plains and swampy
  3. Long growing season
  1. Coastal Swamps
  2. Short winter and hot summer
  3. Long growing season


  1. Hot, humid summer
  2. fertile Soil
  3. Lots of bays

North Carolina

  1. Coastal plains, plateau, and mountain ranges
  2. hot and humid summers
  3. good agricultural land


  1. Prone to Hurricanes
  2. at the southern edge of the Chesapeake watershed
  3. Located on the outer banks of North Carolina


Church was important, but it wasn't so consuming that it was what their lives revolved around it. There was a mixture of religions and some include Baptists and Anglicans. These colonies were kind of “relaxed” as far as religion is involved.


The Southern Colonies’ economy is based on agriculture. The main sight is the plantation. The main crops for Southern plantations were tobacco, rice, and indigo. These crops were sold to buyers in England and elsewhere in America.


Roanoke: Colonists disappeared without a trace.

Virginia: Founded as joint-stock company. House of Burgesses (1619). Only 60 of 1st 900 colonists survived.

North Carolina: Joint business venture

South Carolina: Rice major crop


· The natural resources of the Southern Colonies included rich farm land, forests and fish.

· The climate of the Southern Colonies was the warmest climate of the three colonial regions.

· The warmer climate was a positive factor for the colonists in the Southern Colonies. They didn't worry as much about surviving cold winters.

· The warmer climate was a negative factor for the colonists in the Southern Colonies; the warm, moist climate carried diseases that killed the colonists.