How Did Climate Affect New England Colonies

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New England colonies were located up north. The colonies were Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Up north the climate was cold, soil was hardened and rocky, therefore it made farming difficult. Most of the farms were located near towns, and many farmers lived in the towns and usually went out into the countryside to work with their fields. A majority of the colonists in New England are Puritans. Only some of the New Englanders were engaged in shipbuilding and fishing, others were shopkeepers or in a small business. Colonists in New England hunted and trapped fur-bearing animals for a natural resource. The colonists traded with Native Americans for furs, then they shipped the furs off to Europe. In Europe, the furs were made into coats and hats. In New England, …show more content…
The Southern Colonies is located the farthest south along the Atlantic Coast. The Southern Colonies consisted of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. In some colonies, tobacco became the main cash crop, in other colonies it was rice. Both rice and tobacco grew great on the low and flat coastal plains of the southern region. Other cash crops were cotton, indigo, and corn. On the coastal plains, large farms, plantations, spread providing many workers to plant, tend, and harvest plenty of crops. Here, farmers mainly grew what they needed to supply their families, they depended less on enslaved labor. As you leave away from the coast, you would find that the soil was lacking and that the plantations are smaller. The Southern Colonies also consisted of many rivers, bays, wetlands, as well as abundant areas of agriculture/farming land. People worked and lived on plantations, they entertained themselves. In the Southern Colonies, there were no large cities, only large farms and small