Comparison of Colonial Regions

Lynsey Miller

New England Region

The New England region was made up of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The New England region was started because the people were against all other religions so they formed their on religion here.

Religion: The Puritans were the group of people that started New England and they were not free to choose their religion, so they all had one religion that they formed.

Economy: The people in New England relied heavily on the Alantic Ocean. The farms in New England were very small and ship building, trade, and fishing became major in this region.

Society: The prurient church was a major part of the New England lifestyle and the Salem Witch Trails occurred here.

The Middle Region

The middle region was made up of New York, New Jersey, Pennslyvania, and Delaware. The middle region was created for money.

Religion: The middle regions religions were more diverse and had more religious tolerance.

Economy: The middle region depended both in farming and commerce. The middle region also forged an economic relationship with Native Americans because of trading over waterways.

Society: The society in the Middle Region was more diversed. The middle Region was under the leadership of William Penn and Pensylvania became the home for the Quakers. Merchants that dealt with foregin trade were considered the upper class and sailors, unskilled workers, and artisans made up the lower class.


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The Southern Region

The Southern region was made up of Maryland, Virgina, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Southern colonies were established for economic reasons.

Religion: The religion in the south was mainly Anglican but wasn't a major part of their daily lives.

Economy: The South mainly relied on plantation systems. The plantation system later on led to slavery and the first Africans that arrived were mainly indentured servants.

Society: The south was mainly dived between rich plantation owners, poor farmers, and slaves.