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Differences between New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies

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New England
Harsh rocky soil made farming difficult, led to subsistence farms
New England
Land was granted to a group and towns were subdivided among families
New England
Fishing including whaling (lighting oil)
New England
Shipbuilding and small-scale factories
New England
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Conneticut, New Hampshire
Middle
Blended other two
Middle
"Bread Basket" of the colonies
Middle
River system and ports provided access to back country and Atlantic
Southern
Favorable agricultural climate
Middle
New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware
Southern
Plantation system developed
Southern
Export crops: "cash crops" such as tobacco grown
Southern
Larger slave population was needed as labor
Southern
Farms tended to be scattered, less urban development.
Southern
Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia