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1 The 13 American Colonies Name: Part 1: Coming to America The first colonies in North America were along the eastern coast. Settlers from Spain, France, Sweden, Holland, and England claimed land beginning in the 17th century. The struggle for control of this land would continue for more than a hundred years. The first permanent settlement in North America was the English colony at Jamestown, in 1607, in what is now Virginia. John Smith and company had come to stay. The Pilgrims followed, in 1620, and set up a colony at Plymouth, in what is now Massachusetts. Other English colonies sprang up all along the Atlantic coast, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. Swedish and Dutch colonies took shape in and around what is now New York. As more and more people arrived in the New World, more and more disputes arose over territory. Many wars were fought in the 1600s and 1700s. Soon, the two countries with the largest presence were England and France. The two nations fought for control of North America in what Americans call the French and Indian War ( ). England won the war and got control of Canada, as well as keeping control of all the English colonies. By this time, the English colonies numbered 13. They were Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Part 2: Characteristics of the Colonies Each colony had its own unique characteristics, but historians lump them into groups based on where they were, why they were founded, and what kinds of industry they had: New England Colonies Middle Colonies Southern Colonies Rhode Island Delaware Maryland Connecticut Pennsylvania Virginia Massachusetts New York North Carolina New Hampshire New Jersey South Carolina Georgia Motivations By and large, the people who settled in the New England Colonies wanted to keep their family unit together and practice their own religion. They were used to doing many things themselves and not depending on other people for much. Some of these people came to New England to make money, but they were not the majority. The people who founded the Middle Colonies were looking to practice their own religion (Pennsylvania mainly) or to make money. Many of these people didn t bring their families with them from England and were the perfect workers for the hard work required in ironworks and shipyards. The founders of the Southern Colonies were, for the most part, out to make money. They brought Page 1

2 their families, as did the New England colonists, and they kept their families together on the plantations. But their main motivation was to make the good money that was available in the new American market. Economy The New England Colonies were largely farming and fishing communities. The people made their own clothes and shoes. They grew much of their own food. Crops like corn and wheat grew in large numbers, and much was shipped to England. Foods that didn t grow in America were shipped from England. Boston was the major New England port. The Middle Colonies were part agriculture, part industrial. Wheat and other grains grew on farms in Pennsylvania and New York. Factories in Maryland produced iron, and factories in Pennsylvania produced paper and textiles. Trade with England was plentiful in these colonies as well. The Southern Colonies were almost entirely agricultural. The main feature was the plantation, a large plot of land that contained a great many acres of farmland and buildings in which lived the people who owned the land and the people who worked the land. (A large part of the workforce was African slaves, who first arrived in 1619.) Southern plantations grew tobacco, rice, and indigo, which they sold to buyers in England and elsewhere in America. Part 3: Beliefs and Revolution Beliefs The Pilgrims in Massachusetts and the Quakers in Pennsylvania were examples of people who had left England so they could practice the religion they chose. Maryland and Rhode Island passed laws of religious toleration (meaning that people couldn t be harmed just because their religion was different from other people s). These American colonists also believed that they had a right to govern themselves. More and more, they believed that they shouldn t have to pay so much in taxes to England, especially since they couldn t serve in the English government and have a say on how high or low those taxes were. Revolution As more and more Americans voiced their concerns over higher and higher taxes, a conflict began to build. The English response was to isolate the colonies from each other, in hopes that the American people would not pull together as a whole. An example of this is the Intolerable Acts, which singled out Massachusetts in general and Boston in particular. One provision of these Acts was to close the port of Boston entirely. This was serious business. Boston was one of the largest ports in America. Closing it meant that Americans couldn t get food and other essentials from England or anywhere else, unless they paid extra for it to be transported from other ports, like New York. But the punishment of Boston backfired. The Americans pulled together as never before. They took up arms against their English governors and fellow soldiers. Even though they had fought for England in the French and Indian War (George Washington included), they now fought against England for the right to govern themselves. The result was the Revolutionary War, which ended in American victory. A new nation was born, one that had its roots in the conflicts between several European nations. That new nation would have to make its own way in an angry world. Page 2

3 Education in the 13 American Colonies If you were a school-age person in colonial America, you might have gone to a public or private school, just like you would today. But what you learned and how you learned it have changed through the years. * In the New England colonies, parents believed that their children should learn about Christianity. To that end, parents taught their children to read so they could read the Bible. And once those kids knew how to read, they could read school books as well. New England villages having more than 100 families set up grammar schools, which taught boys Latin and math and other subjects needed to get into college. And although girls could read, they weren t allowed to go to grammar school or to college. * Middle Colonies schools were also largely religious but taught the teachings of one religion. If you were a Catholic, you learned about the Catholic religion. Most schools were private. Students also learned other subjects so they could get into college. Again, girls weren t allowed to attend, unless they were Quakers. * School-age kids in the Southern Colonies were taught at home, for the most part, by their parents or by private tutors. When these kids became teenagers, they would then go off to college or to Europe. As in the other colonies, Southern girls did not go to school. Schools were generally small, not like the large ones many kids go to today. Kids learned to read from special books called hornbooks. Kids in colonial America were taught a trade, usually the one their fathers did, so they could continue the family business when their fathers retired. Often, kids would go to school and learn a trade. Farming Farming in colonial differed in many ways from farming today. The most significant difference was in what crops were grown where. * Farmers in the New England Colonies had a rough time of it. Much of the soil wasn t good for growing crops, especially near the ocean. Also, the early and long-lasting winters killed many crops quickly. Still, New England farmers often grew enough food to feed their families and maybe even help feed other families. The main kind of food New Englanders contributed to the economy was fish. * Farmers in the Middle Colonies were the most prosperious of all. They grew wheat, barley, oats, rye, and corn. The Middle Colonies were often called the breadbasket because they grew so much food. Wheat could be ground to make flour, and both wheat and flour could be sold in other colonies or in Europe. * Farmers in the Southern Colonies grew several things. The most popular crop was tobacco. The Jamestown colonists had grown tobacco originally, and tobacco farms sprung up all over Virginia and North Carolina. The two southernmost states (South Carolina and Georgia) also grew indigo and rice. Farm equipment was also different. Colonial farmers didn t have the large machines that today s farmers have and so had to rely on manpower and animalpower. Page 3

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5 GEOGRAPHY ACTIVITY By doing these questions, we ll have a better understanding of the geography of the original Colonies 1. The thirteen colonies were colonies of what country? 2. Which colony was farthest north? 3. Which colony was farthest south? 4. The colonies were bounded by the Appalachian Mountains on the west. What ocean bordered the colonies on the east? 5. The oldest colony was Virginia (founded in 1607). Which colony was just south of Virginia? 6. The colony of Virginia contained what are now the states of Virginia and West Virginia. What colony bordered Virginia to the northeast? 7. The colony of Massachusetts was composed of what are now the states of Massachusetts and Maine. What colony was between the two parts of Massachusetts? 8. What colony was located east of Connecticut? 9. The colony of New York contained what are now the states of Vermont and New York. What two colonies bordered the colony of New York on the south? and 10. In what year did the 13 colonies declare their independence from Britain? Page 5

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