To start it off they were located on opposite sides so they had different climates, the New England Colony was located in the North so there was stronger and longer winters while in the Southern Colonies, which was located in the south, so it was hotter and it was practically warm all year round. That led to different agricultural needs, the southern colony was huge on agriculture because they had fertile soil so they produced a lot of cash crops and were know for the tobacco, produced and exported by John Rolfe. Since the New England Colonies didn’t have much use for agriculture because they lacked good soil so there wasn’t many crops, they mostly fished, build ships, and traded mostly with fur. That leads to slavery, since the southern plantations required a lot of work there was a lot more slaves in the south then the north. Southern Colonies had the largest slave population who worked on the Slave Plantations, which grew cotton, tobacco, indigo (a purple dye), and other crops. Also religion was very different, the New England Colonies were strictly Puritans and didn’t tolerate other religions; while the Southern colonies were not dominated by a single religion they were mostly predominantly Anglicans and
The three colonies all had comparable similarities, as they were all democratic. But they ran their democratic government differently. For instance the New England Colonies was a Theocracy, which meant that the church controlled the government. The Middle Colonies had their church and government separate. The Southern Colonies were the most inequitable as they were an Oligarchy. This meant
Whether the laws were different or prices of crops and medicines. The price of taxes from tea or the stamp tax all the colonies have different ways of living and surviving. Maybe in some colonies people don’t have as much food so food might be rashed differently or maybe it’s money. All the colonies have a different reason for being there own. A large middle class consisted mainly of farmers who owned their land, shopkeepers, and craftworkers. Unskilled workers and farmers who rented their land ranked among the poor, or "lower sort." In addition, by the mid-1700’s, about 20 percent of the colonists were slaves of African descent. Slaves lived in all the mainland colonies, though they were most in the South (Virginia). Despite all the differences all the colonies had one thing in common they were all ruled by King George. All the colonies had something
The New England colonies didn’t rely on land to make money because they had a diverse economy and also tobacco and other cash crops needed a specific climate to be grown in. Although no one became as wealthy as those in the south, they had a very constant economy. They didn’t have to rely on one crop instead they were able to rely on rum, fur trade, fishing, trade, logging and shipbuilding. The next difference is religion. The south had religion but it wasn’t as big of a deal as the New England colonies. This was because the south spent most of the time farming that although they did have church agriculture was more significant. The New England colonies, especially Massachusetts, had a very strict religious system. Failure to follow this system could result in death or banishment. The last difference between them is the labor. In the south they needed a lot of slaves because crops like tobacco required constant attention like making sure it was healthy and also doing a lot of watching over those plants to make sure they were being grown properly. The south was also a slave society in that in order for it to be successful they would need a lot of slaves. On the other hand the New England colonies didn’t need slaves because the crops that they used didn’t need the attention that cash crops needed. Another reason is because they
Both the New England colonies and the Southern colonies seemed as though they might be the same. They both started out with the majority of people being from England, they were both in the New World, and they were both ruled by England but, as time went on this theory was proven wrong. The New England colonies and the Southern colonies had many common characteristics but these two regions were very different geographically, politically, and socially.
During this time period, the treatment of slaves improved because they were treated more like humans rather than farm animal. Some slave owners even allowed their slaves to purchase their freedom by working for them for a certain amount of time. Some African American slaves were not as lucky for their masters forbid them to do so (Doc F). As the North finally gets rid of all slave activity, the South becomes more and more dependent on slave labor and more embedded into the system.
Slavery, in the South and as well in the North, played a huge role of the culture of their societies. The North had a general belief in abolitionism, while the South opposed that idea. All the economic reasons led to the cultural differences. The South viewed slavery as a necessity to their economy. The North believed it was wrong to own a human being. The South contradicted this idea with the North’s use of cheap labor in its factories.
By 1750, about 200,000 slaves lived in the colonies and most of them in the south, where the warm climate and good soil permitted the great development of plantations such as rice, tobacco, sugar cane and cotton among others. Slaves therefore played a big role in these plantations working directly in the fields, though some others worked as servants craft workers, etc. In the northern colonies, slaves worked in factories, homes, and shipyards.
the New England colony’s attributes. The Southern Colonies were the Province of North Carolina, Province of South Carolina, Virginia and Province of Georgia. The Southern colonies were developed for freedom of economic opportunity.Their economy was supported by plantations, mostly run by slaves. The South would focus more on massive slaves work to grow tobacco and rice that they would sell to England. The southern colonies had goals for mercantilism, and increasing the prosperity of England. They also had a government based on a royal government, where the state was governed by a
The Northern and Southern colonies share many similarities when it comes to government leadership, immigration, the treatment of women and the use of slavery. However there are also several differences that influence the social structure of the respective territories.
And its abolitionist and free thinking.Meanwhile, the south’s colony is characterized by the controversy of slavery and the cash crops they produced
The first African Americans that were put to work in Jamestown were not treated in the way that people traditionally think of early slavery. In fact they were treated just as the indentured servants that had come from England were treated. This does not mean that they were treated with any sympathy or given easy work, but that they just were not discriminated by the color of their skin. In the beginning of the 1600s all servants had the same dream, to one day be free. In 1641, a black slave by the name of Anthony Johnson, was freed and given his own land to start his new life as an American (Johnson et al, Africans, 39). At this point in time the only things that separated people were if you were an owner or a servant and if you were a Christian or not. At some point in the mid 1700s something changed the way that the colonists saw things. All of a sudden there was no longer equal treatment of white and black slaves, the darker the color of ones skin was the worse off their life became. In 1640, three slaves tried escaping to Maryland but were unsuccessful, when they were brought upon the court two of the
To look into the economic status for both colonies, they had more differences than similarities. The South had large farms and plantations, on the other hand, north had small farms and few plantations. North had more raw materials to trade than the South, but as mentioned the South had larger farms and work areas. The North colonies mostly traded cotton, they were very popular about their cotton. So, the South was agriculture more than the North. Northern focused on farming, fishing, and trade with the Atlantic's (Lecture, Economies of Early British Colonies). People in North were mostly focused on building communities, because they traveled and came into North as families, unlike the South who were mainly focused on agriculture for export
“It was otherwise in the Chesapeake, the colonies of Virginia and Maryland. There, the legal institution of slavery grew out of economic opportunism and evolving social custom.” However, racism was involved as well in these areas. The British North Americans again resorted to the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, bringing in the labourers necessary to grow their crops; no matter how inhumane. “Economic need drove the tobacco planters to import large numbers of enslaved Africans in the late seventeenth century.” Working on these plantations was not an easy life, and the travelling conditions that these people went through were
Slavery was probably the most influential factor in the developing differences between the two cultures. Southern cultures developed a farm economy that could not survive without slave labor. Slave owners often became leaders in there communities. They were members in their local governments. Laws were made that prevented slaves from marrying, own property, or earn their freedom. These laws also did not allow slaves to be educated. Because all the hard work was done by the slaves, the slave owners had time and the education to greatly influence political life in southern colonies. Slavery did not become a force in the northern colonies because of different economical reasons. The cold weather and poor soil did not support the farm economy that the south had. This resulted in the northern colonies to depend on an economy that included manufacturing and trade.