History Of Georgia And Carolinas

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In the early seventeenth century, many Europeans were in search for a better life with new opportunities. They also came over with hopes to purchase land and to have the right to participate in freedom of religion. Great Britain was inspired by Spain to adventure to the New World and establish colonies of their own. Many of the new coming settlers were farmers and merchants and were in search for a region that could help them continue their life. The migrants that were attracted to Georgia and the Carolinas were different than the migrants from the Chesapeake and Middle Colonies. The Georgia colony was founded in 1732 by James Oglethorpe. Georgia had the intentions of little to no slavery but as the colony grew larger, slavery and plantations became a huge deal. Georgia had a damp and warm climate which made it easier to grow crops. Agriculture was very popular in the southern colonies. Many farmers went to Georgia to grow cotton. In the late 1650's, the Carolinas was discovered by settlers coming from Virginia. The Carolinas was also damp and had a warm climate which also helped with the creation of plantations. In the Carolinas, the main crops were rice and indigo. Many colonists wanted to settle in these colonies because of religion. In the southern colonies, there was no dominate religion. This gave the colonists a way to have religious freedom. The Chesapeake colonies consisted of Virginia and Maryland. In 1607, ships arrived in the Chesapeake Bay. They settled close to a river with a bend hoping to find a way to Asia. Coming to settle in Virginia, colonists were hoping to find wealth, better opportunities and friendly indians, but they found disease, starvation and death instead. Many of them did not know how to hunt but the bay helped with the exportation of goods with the intention for transatlantic trade. The middle colonies were made of up New York, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Many of the colonist settled in the middle colonies due to the fertile soil and climate. The climate and soil was not as great as of the south but it was good enough to produce an abundance of crops. Some crops include wheat, oat and flour. Rivers in the middle colonies like the Hudson, Delaware and Susquehanna, gave the colonist an advantage of trading. The Middle Colonies were hugely diversified with settlers