British Colonies Influence

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The strong influence of Puritans, Quakers, and Catholics can be seen in the development of the British Colonies. However, their survival was based on agriculture and the growing seasons of the colonies they occupied. Therefore, the resources available to the colonists was the largest factor in the development of the colonies. The different geography of the colonies effected the development of the colonies and their societies. The northern, or New England, colonies had hard, rocky soil, fast flowing rivers, and large harbors, and forests. These features helped the northern colony societies become more religiously and based than agriculturally based. The shorter growing seasons and hard, rock soil led to small, subsistence farming, the lack

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