Colonial Region Activity

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Colonies:

There were 13 original colonies. They were; Massachusetts, Georgia, South Carolina, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, Maryland, and New York.
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Regions:

The 13 colonies were split into three regions.

-The New England Region included; Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

-The Middle colony included; Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

-The Southern colonies included Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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Colonial Boston

Founded in 1629 Boston was a great place to practice Puritan beliefs. Feel at ease while escaping religious persecution, like its founder John Winthrop. Harvard University was founded in Boston because of many intellectual theologians and statesmen. Boston put forward the first printing press in 1639 bringing news to those in Boston. Boston is a great place for fishermen to live and sport. Because of Boston Harbor, Boston was a world leader in shipbuilding. Boston was also the main port of North America and commercial center of the colonies causing it to be a major attraction for travelers.
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Colonial New York

After originally being named New Amsterdam New York was founded in 1626. Including a large forest adorned with berry bushes New York was a great place to explore the outdoors. Some of the natives were hostile towards each other but thriving trade was established between them and the city. Gold was exchanged for beautiful furs. New York was divided by Indians and Colonists in the area making for good trade and little dispute. Manhattan Island was the place to trade and get all kinds of amazing furs and a great place to visit.
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Colonial Savannah

Savannah was founded in 1733 by James Oglethorpe who sailed there with 120 additional passengers on a sip called Anne. Savannah was a great way to start a new life for those who wanted to. It was also a great lace to escape from alcoholics and slave fanatics. Worship was something chosen. The local Yamacraw tribe was a happy friend with no fudes. Savannah was also welled planned with adaquaite fore planning and is a beautiful city for those who visit it. Even though Savannah and other Georgia cities, as was Pennsylvania, were a social experiment because of the amount of the inhabitants were indentured servants it was still a great place. Both places acted as buffers to other powers but thrived.
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Pennsylvania

William Penn had a vision for Pennsylvania. He wanted to have religious freedom with no persecution and religious toleration. His vision was considered to be part of a holy experiment and was thought to be questionable.

North Carolina & South Carolina

Both North Carolina and South Carolina were a big focus in easy colonization. They were a focus and intreat because of the popular trading parts and the many people going in and out. They also had a strong government making them prosperous.

Delaware River

The Delaware River is 419 miles long and stretches from the Catskill Mountains and into the Delaware Bay. The river was first explored in 1609 by Dutch East India Company, lead by Henry Hudson and english navigator. On December 24 of 1776 George Washington made his Famed Delaware crossing.
The Winter Soldiers - Washington's Crossing the Delaware

Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay is a mix of salt and fresh water and a total of 4,479 square miles. The land surrounding the bay was first colonized in 1640 by George Calvert. There he created Roman Catholic haven filled off of black gold.
Life in the Chesapeake Bay