Differences Between The 13 Colonies

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Regional Differences between The 13 Colonies In the thirteen colonies, there were three different regions, the Southern Colonies, The Middle Colonies and New England. The different geographical features of each region affected how settlers lived and how they made their money; when combined with the variety of people who settled in the New World, the three distinct regional identities of the thirteen colonies were formed.

Geography affecting how settlers lived (Agric), , The climate of New England was colder that the other two regions because it was the furthest north. Because of that, many people died during the cold winters, and crops also died because of the cold winters. The climate in the Southern Colonies was the warmest out of the
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All systems of government in the Southern Colonies elected their own legislature. They all had a governor, governor’s court and a court system. The systems of government in the Southern Colonies was either royal or proprietary. In the Southern Colonies, rich families lived on big plantations with many brick or stone buildings where the settlers farmed and settled for money. Slaves usually lived in their owner’s plantations. Most yeomen or poor settlers lived in log or wooden houses. The mother of the family helped manage plantation, took care of sick people, and supervised slaves. Their religion didn’t have a large influence in their daily lives. They had a large mixture of religions unlike New England which the religion impacted a lot in their daily lives. The houses in New England built by the first settlers in America were small single room homes. In New England their religion was mostly Puritans and they settled the area to practice their religion. Puritans believed a lot in hard work, which reflected in their economy. Puritans had self-government. They made rules for themselves, religion effected a very large part of the government for example only male church members could vote or be part of the government. In the middle colonies, it wasn’t only dominated by one religion which gave into more liberal attitudes and religious freedom. In colonies such as New York and New Jersey which were royal colonies, the governor was chosen by the British government. In Proprietary colonies, the proprietors had the right to choose the governor. In all the colonies there was a bicameral legislature. The upper house of legislature was called “the council” and it was appointed by the british government or the proprietor. There was also the lower house of the legislature wHich was called “the assembly” and it was
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