The Colonial Times

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Economies in The Colonies

New York and Pennsylvania, farmers grew large quantities of wheat and other cash crops, crops that could be sold easily in markets in the colonies and overseas. Then farmers sent cargoes of wheat and livestock to New York and Philadelphia for shipment, these cities became busy ports. By the 1760s New York, with 18000 people, and Philadelphia, with 24000 people, were the largest cities in the American colonies.