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B y r d | 1 Emily Byrd American History 1 HIS-131-063-2017FA Colonial Economics In the New World there were three different colonial regions, the Northeast New England, Mid-Atlantic, Middle, and Southern Region. These colonies relied on Englands support and their agriculture in order to survive. Each colony had different aspect that created the economy they had. The economies of these colonies were very important for creating the New World. The colonies legislation, religion, trade, agriculture, and labor force all affected their economies. Religion was a major effect of the colonies because their religious belief helped them to make many of the economic decision. In the Northeast the Puritans and Pilgrims settled in the New England colonies. The Puritans and Pilgrims came to New England to get away from the Church of England. The Puritans and the Pilgrims were both Protestants, but the pilgrims wanted to be known as sepereants, separating from the Anglican Church and the Puritans wanted to purify it and make it a better church. The Middle Colonies became the home of the Dutch Mennonites, French, Huguenots, and German Baptists. Portuguese Jews and English Anglicans. The Dutch settled in New York and didn’t focus much on religion. New Jersey was also settled on by the Dutch and they were seeking economic opportunities. The Quakers settled in Pennsylvania and many people did not agree with their religious beliefs. The Quakers were a branch of Christianity. Pennsylvania is known of the colony where “William Penn gets to create a new colony where the Quakers can freely practice their religion” (Mr. Zoller). It is also a
B y r d | 2 colony where Protestants, Catholics and Jews can come and practice their religions without getting prosecuted. William Penn’s new colony attracted many people from all over Europe, including Sweden. Swedish Colonist soon became the founders of Delaware. In the southern colonies there was a mixture of religions including Baptist and Anglicans. In Virginia colony

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