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The New England colonies were not fit for farming due to the thin, rocky, unleveled land, and cold and long winters. To support themselves they would run, shipbuilding, ironworks, lumbering, and fishing, businesses. Due to close living places, they built schools, town halls, andchurches, but most of the life was run by strict religious beliefs.Now as to the middle colonies they were slightly different. Most often referred to as the bread colonies, were more suited to farming and would produce large amounts of grains used to make the bread. The middle colonies even had their own shipping ports. Then because of the large expansion of their business, they would ship items to England, for finished goods. They also had weaving, shoemaking, and cabinet making industries. Even though the Quakers influenced the majority of the region, they were still surrounded by other religions which gave them several

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