New England, Middle & Southern Colonies

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New England Colony Names

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Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire

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New England Colonies: Geography

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rocky soil, coastal ports towns on the Atantic Ocean

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New England Colonies: Climate

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cold temperatures, long winters

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New England Colonies: Economy ($)

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fishing & shipbuilding

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New England Colonies: Social Life

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getherings on the “green” or town center, church

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Middle Colonies: Colony Names

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New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware

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Middle Colonies: Geography

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rolling hills, fertile soil. Hudson River and Delaware River= trade

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Middle Colonies:Climate

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milder climates, longer growing season

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Middle Colonies: Economy $

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Lots of farming and crops. Breadbasket Colonies. Grains such as oats, wheat and corn. Trade along the rivers.

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Middle Colonies: Social Life

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In big Cities like Philadelphia & NYC, people attended dances, plays, social clubs, concerts. horse races, ice skating, and sleigh rides. In rural areas people would help with barn raising. 100’s of people would help build a barn for their community.

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Southern Colonies: Colony Names

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Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina

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Southern Colonies: Economy $

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cash crops such as tobacco and cotton as well as indigo, corn and rice

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