How did the northern and southern colonies develop differently?
The northern colonies were very much different from the southern because they were colonized for different reasons. The north was colonized for freedom of worship and freedom of political thought. The Southern colonies were developed for freedom of economic opportunity.
How did the northern middle and southern colonies settle differently?
The middles colonies had rich farmland and a moderate climate. This made it a more suitable place to grow grain and livestock than New England. The Southern colonies had fertile farmlands which contributed to the rise of cash crops such as rice, tobacco, and indigo.
How was living in the middle colonies different from living in the northern colonies?
Living in the middle colonies was different from living in the northern colonies in that farming was more successful in the middle colonies. The middle colonies were dedicated to farming. The northern colonies geography was not as good as the middle colonies soil. It was more rocky and difficult to grow crops.
How were people in the Middle Colonies different from those in the New England and southern colonies?
The Middle Colonies were more diverse than colonies in New England and the South. Most of the early settlers depended on the fur trade and on farming for economic survival. The Middle Colonies were settled by different nationalities so there is greater emphasis on religious toleration and cultural diversity.
What was the main reason for the settlement of the southern Middle and New England colonies?
The New England colonies were founded to escape religious persecution in England. The Middle colonies, like Delaware, New York, and New Jersey, were founded as trade centers, while Pennsylvania was founded as a safe haven for Quakers.
What were the similarities and differences between northern and southern colonies?
The Northern Colonies were mostly mountains with a colder climate and a thin layer of soil only for subsistence farming. The Southern Colonies were mostly plains with warmer climate and rich fertile soil suitable for cash crop farming.
What was the South’s greatest strength?
The South’s greatest strength lay in the fact that it was fighting on the defensive in its own territory. Familiar with the landscape, Southerners could harass Northern invaders. The military and political objectives of the Union were much more difficult to accomplish.