Former British colonies

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  • American Colonies Characteristics

    4. There were many regional characteristics evident in the British colonies. Southern colonies had hot, humid weather, mild winters, and swampy marshes contributed to high mosquito populations, thus making colonists more susceptible to diseases like malaria and had shorter life spans. Southern colonies also had good farmland and long growing seasons that enabled mass production of cash crops like tobacco. Additionally, rivers and coasts provided access to the sea. The Chesapeake colonies benefited from the James River and the Chesapeake Bay. Riverbanks and good soil enabled the development of plantations, but warm, moist climate carried diseases that killed many settlers. Now, the middle colonies experienced cold winters and moderate summers. The longer growing seasons and healthy farmland (especially in Maryland) benefited agriculture and allowed settlers to become landowners. The central location of these colonies enabled lots of trade in New Netherland and Philadelphia. Finally, the New England…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between The Southern New England And Southern Colonies

    In terms of religion, government, social structure, and economy, the Southern, New England, and Middle colonies shared both similarities and differences. From New Hampshire all the way down to Georgia, the settlers that settled in the colonies really defined what each colony had to offer. Between the types of religions to the governments they had, there were many clear reasons why they were similar and different. In the Southern colonies, which consisted of Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina,…

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  • Compare And Contrast Massachusetts And Virginia Colonies

    Virginia Colonies had many similarities, but often times we get the question concerning which colony benefited the United States better from an historical formation. The one who “created the corporate trading and colonizing company” (Cheyney 148) or the one who seeked “purity” (Cheyney 148). You begin to compare the two colonies. Taking everything into deeper thinking. Out of the two original colonies which one had a greater impact on the world? Jamestown and Plymouth going heads up. One of…

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  • Compare And Contrast The New England, Chesapeake And Southern Colonies

    The New England, Middle Atlantic, Chesapeake and Southern Colonies shared some similar qualities, but for the majority, they were different in many aspects. By viewing each colonies establishment and growth, along with topics such as religion’s role in the colony, their economics and who performed the labor I will explain which colony I would choose to live in during the year 1700. Aboard the Mayflower during the year 1620 were Separatist; people who withdrew from the Church of England.…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake And The Southern Colonies

    Chesapeake Region, and the Southern Colonies. I will compare and contrast the main ideas about each of the topic’s stated above. To start off this essay I will first talk about is the Mid-Atlantic, this part of the United States is consumed of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. This region is also known as “ the typically American “. Some of the settlers that came to the Mid-Atlantic were the dutch, swedes, English Catholics,…

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  • New Jersey Pros And Cons

    New Jersey New Jersey was one of the original 13 colonies. The colony was founded by Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret in 1664. New Jersey is part of the Middle Colonies. Philip Carteret became the first colonial governor in 1664. (Economy, Climate, Religion) Economy The New Jersey eEconomy was based on Manufacturing, ironing, and lumbering. New Jersey had fertile soil, which made growing food easy. New Jersey grew so crops, particularly wheat. Iron was also…

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  • New England Vs Middle Colonies

    New England’s land was covered with thick forests. While this made it difficult to farm, it provided the colonists with timber for building houses, ships, and tools. The natives taught the colonists how to hunt and trap the forest animals. The New England colonies suffered from a harsh climate. Colonists endured cold winters and mild summers. In addition to the thick forest, land became hilly and mountainous farther inland. The soil in New England was thin and rocky. Colonists used the rocks…

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  • How Did The Puritans Affect The Colonies

    The southern colonies were established as economic ventures. The first settlers arriving in the South were mainly farmers, laborers, high status craftsmen and numerous sons of English nobility. The first colony, Jamestown, Virginia, which was set up by the Virginia Company, had a rough start with high death rates due to disease and lack of food. The Virginia Company seemed to have a quick profit of supplies so they did not rely much on England’s support. With high profit they would rather look…

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  • Compare And Contrast Classical Empires

    and local in order to maintain order along with armies in order to defend borders and keep peace. Classical empires encompassed a fewer number of people than the Ancient Era. But, the Classical empires usually had larger empires. Empires in the ancient Era covered more land because they weren’t constrained to areas with surrounding rivers and riverbanks like the classical empires were. Imposing political unity on areas where there used to be competing states also caused the number and size of…

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  • Causes Of Attitudes Of The Colonists

    , I believe that the type of attitude the colonist of the settlers held when they left their homes and everything they knew to encounter diseases, starvation and the possible loss of life throughout the voyage to the New World, in hope of creating a better life. Colonist gradually began to create and populate towns and cities, and the southern colonies formed into separate regions from northern colonies. There were numerous causes for this separation, such as different climates, encounters with…

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