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The colony of Maryland had a Proprietary Government at first and then came to have a Royal Government. Their Major Industry is tobacco crops. They depend heavily on tobacco. They bought goods like furs from the Indians, and sold it to merchants, who later sold it in England. There are 4 distinct seasons, with relatively hot, humid summers and cool or cold winters, with snowfall raining from a foot or less on the eastern shore to over 100 inches in the mountains. Maryland is to the east of the Appalachian Mountains. Their religion was mainly Catholicism. There were also Puritans. Many of the people who set up colonies in America, did so to get away from the Church of England.
Virginia’s government is a Representative government; “House Of Burgesses”. There Major Industry was tobacco crops. The colonists in Jamestown made a living by selling tobacco crops. They sold it to anyone who would buy it. The colonists were pretty poor until they found way too make money off of tobacco. The colonists in Jamestown also made their way by teaming up and being friends and trading jewels with the Indians in exchange for corn and furs. The land was desirable because of the many trees for building houses and ships, good for growing crops, and good hunting ground. There were also very hot and humid summer, mild winter. There were the Anglican Church and Church of England.
Colonial Georgia was a royal colony, meaning it was governed by representative from England. Their major industries were rice, lumber and indigo. It was plantations.Slavery didn’t come until James Orglethorpe took away the ban on slavery due to constant complaints from the settlers. Cotton didn’t come until later, when the cotton gin was invented (1793).
There is very cold and icy. Snow was very common and at the time was very strong. There aren’t effects of global warming. There are low mountains areas with excellent soil. In the mid 1700’s John Wesley’ brother brought many Methodist immigrants to Georgia.
Made in 1215, took power away from the King and Queen of England.
The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the Separatists, sometimes referred to as the "Saints", fleeing from religious persecution by King James of England.
Jamestown is the very first colony in Virginia, and the new world. It was founded in 1607, many people died during the winter since they didn't have food. Also they died from different, but deadly, diseases.