Southern Colonies

Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia.

Virginia

Virginia was founded in 1607 by the London Company. The established religion was the Church of England. The economy of Virginia was cash crops, especially tobacco. The government at this time was the House Of Burgess's. Virginia's population was around 450,000 at this time. The relation with Native Americans was very straight forward, if they wanted something they just took it. A significant event was that Virginia was one of the first colonies to use Native Americans as slaves and farmers.
Big image

Maryland

Maryland was founded in 1634 b Lord Baltimore. The established religion was Catholic. Their economy was founded around tobacco. The government was a proprietary government. The average population for Maryland at this time was 200,000. Their relationship with the Native Americans was a very unstable one full of tension and uprisings. A significant event about this colony is that it was one of the first to mass produce tobacco as a cash crop.
Big image

North Carolina

North Carolina was founded in 1653 by Virginian colonists. The established religion was the most weakest faith of all the colonies. The economy was centered around tobacco and land trades. The government was the assembly and the royal governor. The population was around 200,00 at this time. North Carolina's relation with the Native Americans was one of conflict in that they forced them out of their lands and homes. A significant event is that there was a large war in North Carolina in which the southern aided the north against attacks from Indians.
Big image

South Carolina

South Carolina was founded in 1663 by colonists sent from Charles the II. The established religion was Anglican. The economy was focused around Indigo and rice. South Carolina's government was a Royal one. The average population was around 130,000. South Carolina's relationship with the Native Americans was brutal. They used them as slaves. A significant event is that South Carolina was one of the colonies to be most effective in Native Americans as their slaves and workers.
Big image

Georgia

Georgia was founded in 1732 by James Oglethorp. The established religion was Anglican. The Economy was centered around Indigo and rice. The government at the time was royal. The population of colonial Georgia was 23,000. Goergia's relationship with the Native Americans was cruel and full of lies. Often the people would misguide the Natives in order to obtain whatever they wanted. A significant event is that Georgia was very successful in the production of indigo.
Big image