Misconceptions Of The Middle Colonies, And New England

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Created as a means of escaping religious persecution, bolstering the start of new lives, and expanding the power of the British Empire, the thirteen colonies were economically successful in the way that they attracted the British population and created an atmosphere of independence. These colonies, while successful individually, were not always tied together as the common misconception has it. In fact, when these colonies were all established, they divided themselves up into three different groups of colonies which would surprisingly contradict each other in lifestyle and beliefs. These three groups were known as the Southern Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and New England. While all the groups were relatively close to each other geographically, …show more content…

These three groups had different lifestyles and were able to attain goods in distinct ways that helped to develop their societies individually and each of them left legacies that apply to society today. The Southern Colonies left behind an expert knowledge of the cultivation of crops, the most prominent of them being tobacco that is used for modern day recreational uses. The New England Colonies left behind the fishing tactics that they used for trade which is evident throughout the many fishing ports located around the coastal areas of America. The Middle Colonies left behind the skillful crop cultivation used to produce wheat, which is an important factor in the production of modern day starches. However, the one thing that these colonies all shared was the sense of independent thinking that they believed was the ethical way of running society, known as democracy. The democracy that they desired contradicted the monarchial rule of Britain caused shared tensions to rise among all the colonies. Eventually, the tensions collaborated into one big revolt against the British Empire which resulted in the American Revolution. The shared aspect of a desire for citizen rule was able to overcome the power that their mother country enforced on them. By winning the American Revolution, the colonists were able to achieve the democracy that they desired, a democracy that still runs the American government today. Even though all thirteen colonies were not always similar in belief, they were able to find a common interest that they would then use to secede from the British Empire and develop the society that modern Americans have

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