Colonial Life in North America

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Economic, social and political aspects of British colonial life in North, America, New England, Middle colonies and Southern colonies were all different. Each place had their own way of living all depending on the geography, government and resources. They all had something in common and something that unite them.

Democracy started growing in North America where pilgrims expresses the idea of government. People continued to come to North America to own their own land. Many of them came as indentured servants. Their economy depended on their geography and resources.

New England grew a big population due to the weather. This area was developed into a center for making manufactured goods. New England practiced direct democracy by allowing people to take decisions themselves. England ordered a restriction on colonial shipping because they were charging taxes and wanted more profits.

Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland made up the middle colonies. The fertile soil allowed the farming of wheat, oats, corn and other important grains. The colonist from the area benefited from trade between New England and Southern colonies. This area had a religious tolerance.

Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia the southern colonies produced tobacco, rice and indigo to ship to England in exchange of manufactured goods. Democracy kept spreading throughout the England Colonies.

Geography influenced an area’s economic activity. Regional resources result in economic developments which lead to social differences between areas. Every area was rich in some kind so resource which made them have a good economy.
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