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Colonial Regions. Environment, Culture, and Migration. The Three Regions. New England Middle Colonies Southern Colonies. New England Environment. Northern Eastern Woodlands Very Short Growing Season Long Cold Winters Large Forests On the Atlantic Ocean. PRODUCTS Subsistence Farming

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colonial regions


Environment, Culture, and Migration.

the three regions
The Three Regions
  • New England
  • Middle Colonies
  • Southern Colonies
new england environment
New EnglandEnvironment
  • Northern Eastern Woodlands
  • Very Short Growing Season
  • Long Cold Winters
  • Large Forests
  • On the Atlantic Ocean
new england culture

Subsistence Farming

Timber and Ship Building Supplies (Rope, Masts, Tar)

Dried Fish

Rum and other Manufactured Trade Goods


Puritans and Pilgrims who believed in working hard and following strict rules.

Merchants, Manufacturers, and Lawyers.

New EnglandCulture
new england government
Self-Governing Charters

Town Meetings

The Mayflower Compact

The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

New EnglandGovernment

New Hampshire



Rhode Island

middle colonies environment
Middle ColoniesEnvironment
  • Lower Eastern Woodlands
  • Medium growing season and cold winters.
  • Many lakes and rivers for transportation.
middle colonies culture

Called the Bread Colonies

Farmed Wheat, Oat, Barley and Rye.

Made homespun products.

Traded very little.


People from: England, the Netherlands, France, Germany and others.

Puritans, Quakers, Anglicans, Catholics, and Jews.

Middle ColoniesCulture
middle colonies government
Proprietary Charters

Religious Freedom and Tolerance

Freedom of the Press

Strong Courts

Middle ColoniesGovernment

New York


New Jersey


southern colonies environment culture

Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains.

Long growing season and fertile land.

Warm for most of the year


Farmed Tobacco, Rice, Indigo, and Cotton.

Trade “cash crops” farmed on Plantations.

Purchase manufactured goods.

Southern ColoniesEnvironment & Culture
southern colonies culture
Southern ColoniesCulture
  • Anglicans
  • English Plantation Owners, Indentured Servants, Transported Criminals, and Slaves.
southern colonies government
Joint-Stock and Proprietary Charters.

The House of Burgesses

Colonies run for the profit of the Joint-Stock Company or Proprietors.

Southern ColoniesGovernment



North Carolina

South Carolina


colonial regions vocabulary
Merchant: A person who produces or trades goods.

Subsistence Farming: When a family grows only enough food to survive.

Homespun: Products that are made at home (furniture, clothing, etc.)

Cash Crops: Crops that are grown in large amounts and sold for a profit.

Colonial RegionsVocabulary
colonial regions vocabulary1
Indentured Servants: People who are brought to the colonies and must work to pay off the trip.

Transported Criminals: Criminals that are taken from jail and made to work in the colonies.

Slaves: People captured in Africa and sold to plantation owners. The plantation owner saw them as property.

Colonial RegionsVocabulary