Classifying The Colonies!

By Taylor Johnson


  • First permanent British North American colony
  • Founded in 1607
  • Founded by a joint stock company- cost or funding is spread among various individuals
  • Males only went to Jamestown
  • Middle or younger sons went there hoping to find gold
  • All died within first year
  • John Rolfe went to the colonies and introduced tobacco
  • John Smith helps the colonies organize, build, and farm
  • The colony goes into the starving time (recorded counts of cannibalism)
  • The men wasted too much time on trying to find gold when they should have been gathering provisions



  • Founded in 1628
  • The population was strongly Puritan
  • Government was dominated by a small group of leaders who were strongly influenced by Puritan religious leaders
  • Cultural differences between the Native Americans led first to the Pequot War (1636-1638)
  • Founded by Puritans and Separatists
  • First major settlement by the Pilgrims
  • First colony to establish towns
  • Strong trade and shipping
  • Founded due to wanting separation from the Church of England
  • Focused on education


  • Founded in 1733
  • Named in honor of King George II
  • Founded by James Oglethorpe
  • The buffer colony
  • Last of the 13 colonies
  • Southern boundary of the British American colonies located north of Spanish Florida
  • Slavery was at first banned by Oglethorpe
  • Permitted any religious denomination
  • Slaves and American Indians traveled to Georgia due to no slavery
  • Most parts of northern and western modern-day Georgia were occupied by the Native Americans



  • Royal charter was granted to George Calvet, Lord Baltimore in 1632
  • A proprietary colony created in 134
  • A healthier colony than Jamestown
  • Tobacco was the main crop
  • Feudal System
  • Haven for Catholics
  • Toleration Act of 1649
  • Supported by the Catholics
  • Right to practice Catholicism or Christianity without being persecuted
  • Manufacture and agriculture were their main industries



  • Founded by William Penn
  • Wanted religious freedom for Quakers
  • Peaceful with the Native Americans
  • No Slaves
  • Their morality was so strict that the world called them ascetics-persons who devote their lives to religion only
  • Had strictness in all departments of personal habits such as: dress, dancing, theaters, etc.
  • Quakers felt as if they were a level above the world
  • William Penn coveted Delaware and wanted to take possession of it
  • Farming, trading, industry, and learning
  • First hospital and library