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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


Blended other two


"Bread Basket" of the colonies


River system and ports provided access to back country and Atlantic


Favorable agricultural climate


New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware


Plantation system developed


Export crops: "cash crops" such as tobacco grown


Larger slave population was needed as labor


Farms tended to be scattered, less urban development.


Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia

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