The following information was presented
in this chapter:
The time period from around 1600 to 1740 covered the development
of Britain's 13 Colonies in North America. In the 13 Colonies, the
early colonists basic needs were food, shelter
and clothing. After they met those basic needs, the colonists were
able to gain wealth through
economic activities like farming
more land, making items from natural
resources or through trade. Religious practices also varied greatly
between the regions.
manufacturing was done by master
craftsmen and their apprentices.
Trade moved products from
the seller to the buyer. Exports
were sent to another colony or country, imports
came into the colony or country.
The 3 regions of the 13 Colonies were the New England Colonies,
the Southern Colonies and the Middle Colonies.
Each of these regions had different geography
and climate, which affected
their economic activities of agriculture
The natural resources of the Middle Colonies were rich farmland,
timber, furs, iron ore
and coal. The Southern Colonies had timber, fishing, and the richest
farmland. New England Colonies had fish, whales, trees and furs.
Religious freedom varied greatly between the 3 regions. There
was no religious freedom in the Puritan
Colonies of New England, in the Southern Colonies religion provided
but wasn't a great influence. The Quakers
were the biggest influence in the Middle Colonies.
Important dates to remember:
1600 to 1740, Britain's 13 Colonies were founded in North America.