Life in 17th century society culture economy

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Life in the 17th Century Remember The Organizing Principal: Between 1607 and 1763, the British North American colonies developed experience in, and the expectation of self-government in the political, religious, economic, and social aspects of life.
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Colonial Society On The Eve Of The Revolution
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THE DIFFERENCES IN THE THREE COLONIAL REGIONS As we review the data consider one concept for the future: How did the economic, social, religious differences of the regions make the Civil War of 1861 inevitable?
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COLONIAL ECONOMIES OVERVIEW: Economic systems varied widely through The British North American colonies. Sectional economic differences were largely determined by variations in climate and geography
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COLONIAL ECONOMIES Agriculture : Land acquired by European settlers had been transformed to a limited extent by Native Americans who already occupied it Throughout the colonial period over 90% of the economy was agricutlural Most early settlers engaged in subsitence (self- sufficient) farming; this pattern continued on the frontier
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COLONIAL ECONOMIES
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COLONIAL ECONOMIES New England: A harsh climate and rocky soil made farming difficult and led to a diversified economy. Land was usually granted to a group (often a congregation) and then towns subdivided it among families. Profitable fishing industry included whaling (oil used for lighting.) Shipbuilding and coastal and trans-Atlantic commerce were economically important. Some small-scale manufacturing began despite discouragement from Britain,
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COLONIAL ECONOMIES Middle- Atlantic economy: Blended economies of the other two regions. This area became the colonial “bread basket” as its climate and soil produced a grain surplus. River systems and ports such as Philadelphia and New York City provided access to the back country and to overseas commerce Merchants and artisans flourished in coastal towns
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COLONIAL ECONOMIES Southern Colonies: With a favorable climate and abundant land, developed the plantation system. Staple export crops were often grown on large estates.
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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