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farms in this region grew numerous kinds of crops, most notably grains and oats. Logging, shipbuilding, textiles production, and paper-making were also important in the Middle Colonies. Big cities such as Philadelphia and New York were major shipping hubs, and craftsmen such as blacksmiths, silversmiths, cobblers, wheelwrights, wigmakers, milliners, and others contributed to the economies of such cities. Southern Colonies Colonies- Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia Climate/Geography The Southern Colonies enjoyed warm climate with hot summers and mild winters. Geography ranged from coastal plains in the east to rolling hills farther inland. The westernmost regions were mountainous. The soil was perfect for farming and the growing season was longer than in any other region. Hot summers, however, propagated diseases such as malaria and yellow fever. Religion Most people in the Southern Colonies were Anglican (Baptist or Presbyterian), though most of the original settlers from the Maryland colony were Catholic, as Lord Baltimore founded it as a refuge for English Catholics. Religion did not have the same impact on communities as in the New England colonies or the Mid-Atlantic colonies because people lived on plantations that were often distant and spread out from one another. Economy The Southern economy was almost entirely based on farming. Rice, indigo, tobacco, sugarcane, and cotton were cash crops. Crops were grown on large plantations where slaves and indentured servants worked the land. In fact, Charleston, South Carolina became one of the centers of the American slave trade in the 1700′s.
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Directions: Fill in the graphic organizer below using the information from above. Region New England Colonies Middle Colonies Southern Colonies Physical Geography Economic Activities How did geography affect the economy in this region? Other Features (i.e. political, social, religious)
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Topic One Rising Tension with Britain (7.1.1, 7.1.3, 7.1.5, 7.2.1-2, 7.5.1-3, 7.6.4, 7.9.1-2) Connections to the Unit Claim You will examine a variety of source documents in order to identify the social, economic, and political impact of British colonial policies in the American colonies and describe how these tensions led to colonists challenging their government. To Explore These Key Questions How did the relationship between the thirteen American Colonies and Great Britain change after the French and Indian War? Who were the main Patriots? How did they impact the American Revolution? What role did Boston play in the American Revolution?
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Task 1: Understanding the French and Indian War You will identify and examine how the relationship between the Thirteen American Colonies and Great Britain changed after the French and Indian War by investigating British colonial policies. We are beginning a year-long journey to form an understanding of the foundation of the American identity. The beginning of our journey takes us through the fight for independence against the British.
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