Thirteen Colinies

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southern colonies

Maryland,Virgina,North Carolina,South Carolina and Gorgia

Virgina Colony facts


Found: 1607

Region: Southern

Goverment: Royal

Religion: Anglican and Baptist

Major towns: Jamestown,Willamsburg,and Richmonoc

Famous people: John Smith

Maryland Colony facts

Found: 1633

Region: Southern

Goverment: proprietary

Religion: Anglican and Baptist

Major towns:Baltimore,and Annapoli

Famous people: George Calvert


North Carolina Colony facts

Found: 1653

Region: Southern

Goverment: Royal

Religion: Anglican and Baptist

Major towns: Brunswick Town and Raleigh

Famous people: Lord proprietors


South Carolina Colony facts

Found:1663

Region: Southern

Goverment: Royal

Religion: Anglican and Baptist

Major towns: Charlester and Sumter

Famous people: Charter of Carolina


Georgia Colony facts

Found: 1732

Region: Southern

Goverment: Royal

Religion: Anglican and Baptist

Major towns: Savannah, Hardwike and Wrightsboro

Famous people: James Oglethorpe



Climate

Warmest of the three regions, winters not difficult to survive, but the hot and humid summers gave rise to the spread of disease. The warm climate made it possible to grow crops throughout the year and was ideally suited for plantations


Geography

  • The geography of the Southern Colonies featured fertile soil, hilly coastal plains, forests, long rivers and swamp areas


Trade / Exports

  • Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo (dye), lumber, furs, farm products - refer to Colonial Times



Northern Colonies

New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Rhode Island and Connecticut.



Massachusetts Colony facts

Found:1630

Goverment: Charter

Religion:Puritan

Towns: Boston,Quincy,Plymouth,Salem,Lexington and Concord

Famous People: John Withrop






Rhode Island Colony facts

Found:1636

Goverment: Charter

Religion: Religious Freedom

Towns:Providence,Portsmouth ,and Newport

Famous People:Roger Williams

Anne Hutchinson





Connecticut Colony facts

Found:1636

Goverment: Charter

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Hartford,New Haven,Wethersfield and Windsor

Famous people:Thomas Hooker







New Hampshire Colony facts

Found:1638

Goverment: Royal

Religion:Puritan

Towns:Dover and Exeter

Famous people: John Mason


Climate

Coldest of the three regions, mild and short summers leading to long, cold winters but less disease than in the warmer colonies.


Geography

The geography of New England consisted of mountains thick with trees, rivers and poor rocky soil that was difficult to farm and unsuitable for crops.


Trade / Exports

Fish, whale products, ships, timber products, furs, maple syrup, copper, livestock products, horses, rum, whiskey and beer - refer to Colonial Times.
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