H6.2 - The Middle Colonies Chapter 6 section 2 Pages...

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The Middle Colonies Chapter 6 section 2 Pages 157-162
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The middle colonies: Included: New York Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware
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Farming Farmers in the middle colonies had many advantages: Rich soil Mild climate Long growing season Deep rivers
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Crops for sale Because of good soil and climate people could produce crops to sell These became known as Cash Crops- crops grown to sell for profit They produced so much grain they became known as the bread basket colonies
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Port cities Many farmers in the middle colonies shipped their goods through Philadelphia and New York They shipped them via the Delaware river and the Hudson river
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Conestoga Wagon Many of the Pennsylvania Dutch utilized the Conestoga wagon It was: Larger More sturdy Covered Large wheels
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New York farmers Owning land was very important to the colonists 5 families owned most of the land (their estates could cover up to 2 million acres) The owner or Patroon ran their estates like tiny kingdoms People who farmed the land had to pay rent
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Business, Trade, and Cities Page 159
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