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Differences between New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies
Harsh rocky soil made farming difficult, led to subsistence farms
Land was granted to a group and towns were subdivided among families
Fishing including whaling (lighting oil)
Shipbuilding and small-scale factories
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