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13 British Colonies

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Can you name the 13 British Colonies? 

It is easier if you break them down into three regions:

New England (North)

Mid-Atlantic (Central)

and the South.

New England=
Massashusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire (+ Maine, then part of Massachusetts).  Also Vermont* is in this historic region.

Cold, harsh winters; fishing and shipbuilding were the main industries.

*Vermont was not a colony; at the time, it was an area claimed by New York and New Hampshire.



Middle Atlantic=
New York (originally named New Netherlands when it was a Dutch colony), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

Also known as the 'breakbasket' region, because lots of bread and corn was grown here.

(Fun fact:  New York City, located where the Hudson River empties into the Atlantic Ocean, was originally named "New Amsterdam," after the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam.)


Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia(!)

Very hot/humid; slavery was legal here, and slaves were used to farm the cash crops such as tobacco in VA and NC, indigo and rice in SC, and rice and cotton in GA






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