Southern Colonies

North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland

The Beginning of the Southern Colonies

North Carolina- Founded in 1653 by proprietors that wanted to expand Virginia and separate from SC

Virginia- Founded by the London Company in 1607 to gain wealth for England

Georgia- Founded by James Oglethorpe in 1732 as a proprietor colony, but later turned into a royal colony.

South Carolina- Founded by proprietors in 1663, separated from NC due to indian and representation issues.

Maryland- Founded by Cecil Calvert in 1634 to create a refuge for Roman Catholics, it established a Constitutional Monarchy.

The Southern Economy

The main source of profit in the south was through an agricultural economy. North Carolina made their profits on pine. Maryland and Virginia profited from tobacco. South Carolina made their profits from rice and indigo.

What it was like to live in a Southern Colony

Most of the colonies were royal chartered and used for profit by the British.