1. Once established, the Thirteen British Colonies could be divided into three geographic areas: New England Middle Colonies Southern Colonies
2. Though there were many similarities in their development, they were very different: politically, socially, and economically.
3. Similarities: they were all democratic (self ruled), but they ran their democratic government in different ways.
The Middle Colonies had their government and church separate from each other.
The New England Colonies were a Theocracy, which meant that the church controlled the government.
The Southern Colonies had the least autonomy since they were an Oligarchy. This meant that the wealthy plantation owners controlled the government because they were the only people who could manage to pay for all their own expenses.
4. New England and Southern Colonies differences due to climate/geography.
New England: Climate/Geography: s *Bitterly Cold Winters / Mild Summers *Flat land close to coastline
*Hilly and Mountainous Inland *Rocky Soil (Difficult Farming)
Economy: Dependent on ocean. Codfish fishing most important; whaling, trapping, shipbuilding, and logging were also important.
Religion: Life in England was dominated by Church. The Puritans wanted to purify Christianity; they held very strict beliefs. Women were equal in the eyes of God, but less than men so they were not allowed to vote.
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