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Compare And Contrast The Geography Of The Southern Colonies

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The southern states included Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. These colonies were part of the original 13 that settled in the Americas. The geography included coastal plains, hilly areas and lots of forests. In addition too, the colonies were bordering the Atlantic Ocean. This allowed for two things, a food source (fish) and it also allowed implement mercantilism to happen such as trading with Europe and gaining a profit or trading in the triangular trade. From the triangular trade, these colonies received slaves for goods. Slaves helped the colonies prosper by doing all the labor work that was needed. The southern colonies had a lot to trade/ offer because the geography of the southern colonies provided an abundance
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