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FC: Life in the 13 original colonies | Melissa Iman

1: Dedication | This book was dedicated to my eighth grade social studies project. My teacher was Mrs. Breiner and she was always helpful in anyway she could be.

2: New England Colonies | The new england colonies were the northern most colonies. They were Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine. In the New England colonies Maine was part of Massachusetts. | Here in the New England colonies, they practiced religious tolerance. This was the belief to let people freely practice their religion. The General court were male church members that were elected representatives.

3: The puritans left england to come to Massachusetts and Connecticut. After the puritans came to the New England colonies the government had too much power. In result, the puritans left Massachusetts and moved to a new colony and named it Connecticut. | People left Massachusetts Bay to come to Connecticut. They came out by way of Indian trails cut through forests.

4: The Middle Colonies | The middle colonies included New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Before New York was its own colony, it was known as New Netherland. King Charles was fed up with Peter Stuyvesant so he gave his land, New Netherland, to his brother the Duke of York. King Charles named the newly founded colony, New York in honor of his brother.

5: Patroons, which were people who owned large estates of land for farming, tried to encourage farming. Therefore, there would be more money for the colonies.

6: Southern Colonies | In the southern colonies the slaves quarters were very small. About five families lived in one small shelter. They did not complain because it was shelter and they needed it. Some homes would have secret passages for the slaves. It was a small spiral stair case that the slaves could get quickly from one end of the house to the other end of the house. | The southern colonies included North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia. The mason-dixon line was the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland. It also divided the middle colonies from the southern colonies.

7: In the Carolinas people used a dye called indigo. This was a plant used for blue dye. This blue dye was very valuable. James Oglethorpe was the founder of Georgia. He created this colony to be a place where debtors could restart. Debtors were people who owed more money then they could pay off. | Below is a map of the southern colonies. Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia.

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