Chapter 4 Section 1. New England: Commerce and Religion. 1. What is the backcountry? 2. Which colonial region was most populated (had the most people)? . Far western edges of the colonies New England.
Commerce and Religion
• First, a New England merchant ship brings rum to Africa and trades for slaves.
• Next, the merchant ship brings slaves to
the West Indies and trades for sugar.
• Last, the merchant brings the sugar to
New England, where it is made into rum.