The Thirteen Colonies

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13 English Colonies Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maryland were the thirteen colonies all had a different reason to be a colony. The thirteen colonies were divided into three different areas. The middle colonies were Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. The southern colonies were Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. and the northern colonies were Massachusetts, New Hampshire,Connecticut, and Rhode Island and they were all governed very differently. 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

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