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Thirteen Colonies
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New England Colonies 1 Massachusetts 1620 2 Connecticut 1635 3 Rhode Island 1636 4 New Hampshire 1638 Reasons settled 1 Religious freedom 2 Trade Climate Bitter cold winters Short growing seasons ID: 510674 Download Presentation


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Thirteen ColoniesSlide2

New England Colonies

1. Massachusetts 1620

2. Connecticut 1635

3. Rhode Island 16364. New Hampshire 1638 Slide3

Reasons settled

1. Religious freedom

2. TradeSlide5


Bitter cold winters

Short growing seasonsSlide6


Hard, rocky soil

Subsistence Farming: farmers can barely grow enough crops to feed their families.Slide7

Major Products to make $


2. Shipbuilding

3. Fishing/WhalingSlide8

Famous People/Events


William Bradford

ThanksgivingPuritans wanted to change from the Church of EnglandSlide9


Mayflower Compact 1620-signed by Pilgrims- promised to follow laws and rules for good of the colony. Basis for our government.

Salem Witch Trials 1692Slide11

Middle Colonies

1. New York 1620

2.Delaware 1628

3. New Jersey 16384. Pennsylvania 1682Slide12

Reasons settled

1. Business profit & trade

2. Religious reasonsSlide13


Cold winters

Average growing seasonsSlide14


Rocky coastline but some rolling green hillsSlide15

Major products

Small farms

Grain, cattleSlide16

Famous People/Events

*William Penn (Pennsylvania) established the Quaker religion based on toleration and abolishing slaverySlide17


*William Penn established Pennsylvania as a “Holy Experiment”

He sais “any government is free to the people under it where the laws rule (and the people have decided on those laws!”

New York was originally a Dutch colony until the British took it away. 1


diverse colony in New World Slide18

Southern Colonies

1. Virginia 1607 Jamestown

2. Maryland 1634

3/4. North/South Carolina 1660-16705. Georgia 1753 Slide20

Reasons settled

Mercantilism a country’s power depends on its wealth; profit from trade

Georgia founded as

a colony for debtorsSlide21


warm, damp, humid weather

long growing seasonSlide22


moist, rich soilSlide23

Major products

Tobacco (1


cash crop)Lumber, riceAgricultural Society (farming)slavesSlide24

Famous People

James Oglethorpe established Georgia as a place for debtors and prisonersSlide25


Jamestown survived because of tobacco and the arrival of women. Originally all male colony searching for gold

House of Burgesses 1

st representative form of government in New World.Slaves 1


brought to America to work tobacco plantations in southern colonies.

Triangular Trade RouteSlide26

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