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Chapter 7 The Southern Colonies. Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia. The Carolinas. King Charles the II granted land to 8 different English Nobles  “LORD PROPRIETORS” The Lord Proprietors 1 st set up a government Governor = William Drummond

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chapter 7 the southern colonies

Chapter 7The Southern Colonies

Maryland

Virginia

North Carolina

South Carolina

Georgia

the carolinas
The Carolinas
  • King Charles the II granted land to 8 different English Nobles “LORD PROPRIETORS”
  • The Lord Proprietors 1st set up a government
    • Governor = William Drummond
    • Wrote the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina in 1669
      • Constitution: Written plan of government for a colony
      • Some were self made laws by the citizens
      • Majority of these laws still fell under the rule of the King
making
Making $$$$$$
  • Colonists tried many different cash crops due to good climate and rich soil
  • After some time, they finally “found out the true way of raising and husking rice”
  • Rice was one of the main cash crop of S. Carolina
  • Indigo became the other
    • Blue Dye
    • Comes from a plant that is grown
making continued
Making $$$$$ continued…
  • Indigo became important because of a 17 yr old girl
  • A million lbs of indigo was being sold a year to cloth makers in Europe
who made these cash crops
Who made these cash crops?
  • The plantations in S. Carolina required lots of workers
  • When owners needed more help, they started buying enslaved Africans
    • What is this the start of????
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