6. Overall Characteristics of English Colonies

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Phillip Graham History 105 TAMU Fall 2011 Overall Characteristics of English Colonies 1. Population a. It’s huge…it’s growing. It still doesn’t compare to the numbers in New France. The English are dwarfed compared to the other regions. Estimated 250,000 in all the colonies by 1700. b. The largest English colony is still Virginia…most people, most cities and towns, some of the largest cities by size, etc. c. In terms of population, 250,000 is a lot, but the people are not evenly dispersed. People stay close to the coast. There’s a lot of unpopulated area. 2. Ruralism a. Most English colonies are still very rural. There’s more farmland than anything else, even in more populated areas. 3. Localism a. Localism more prevalent in southern colonies than New England colonies b. No one is using the word American c. Identify themselves by where they live d. No national identity 4. Common Town Characteristics i. Apply to nearly any colony or town b. Animals i. Towns are full of animals, livestock, horses, etc. Need them to survive. They’re a source of food, work, etc. ii. People don’t really fence in animals…animals roam the towns and cities. iii.
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