Colonial Colonies : The Atlantic Coast

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The English Colonies alongside the Atlantic Coast in the 1600’s- 1700’s began with the failed attempt to establish the Roanoke Colony in Virginia, which was later, suppressed by the Virgina Company, who established the colony of Jamestown in Chesapeake Bay. The Virginia Company was a joint stock company that primarily used the stock they obtained from King James to raise money to create Jamestown. Following this success of establishment was a series of devastation as food sources were scare, conflicts with natives raised, and starvation characterized the lives of the early settlers, but once the government was strengthend and once other colonies erupted in the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies, the…show more content…
“The New England colonies were the coldest of all the settlements, and they have a basic geography of hills, mountains, rivers and poor soil, which made farming unsuitable . Even though farming was unsuitable in this environment, the colonists found ways to grow pumpkins, corn, beans, squash, and rye and even found ways to import/export goods with other colonies (). As they built a trading network through importing/ exporting goods, the New England Colony became focused on manufacturing, industries such as ship building and lumbering and resources, such as, timber, furs, fish, and whales (). Since most people lived in towns, the colony had innumerable amount of businesses. Furthermore, the New England Colonies characterized prominent events of the American Revolution: the Battle of Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga. Puritan Semitist, who were the first English emmigrants of the area, founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Massachusetts prospered with the help of the Puritan Semitist because "through the help of local natives they learned to fish and farm", which provided ample amounts of food. Massachusetts’s major cities were Boston, Quincy, Plymouth, Salem, Lexington, and Concord. It became a state on February 6th 1788. As these major cities rose in popularity and as the settlers found more opportunities, so did the number of colonies. Colonists went on to find Connecticut, Rhode Island,
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