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frontier area; between Coastal Plain and Appalachian Mountains; beyond colonies; difficult to get to because of forest, hills & no roads
planter - define, role/job
ran the plantation, provided food & housing for those on plantation; performed a public service (working for the community)
overseer - define, role, lived
person hired by wealthy plantation owner to watch the field slaves; separate house near owners
Maryland - founded by whom, when
Lord Baltimore, a Catholic, = Cecilius Calvert, 1632;
next to Chesapeake Bay & Potomac River
St. Mary's City (1st city)
Lord Baltimore; member of Virginia Company, asked for charter from Charles I; died before charter signed
Plantations - were like small villages
- 1st built where
contained houses, workshops, kitchens + on a large amount of land;
along rivers on coastal Plain;
Affects of plantation on life in southern Colonies
no schools because plantations far apart, need for slaves to run plantations, economy depended on plantations
Slaves - types
- not allowed to
- slave children were
Field and house
speak out, leave their owners, vote
first settlement in North America for free Africans; 1738 Spanish governor of Florida set up this town to protect St. Augustine from English attacks
Carolina - founded by whom, when
grant from Charles II, 1633;
from Virginia to Spanish Florida
tobacco and corn
1669; allowed free, male colonists to elect leaders & make some laws; king proprietors had most of the power
wealthy English leader; sent debtors to settle area south of South Carolina; named colony Geogia
Georgia - founded when & why
- why named Georgia
1733; to keep control of area so wouldn't lose it to France or Spain;
in honor of King George II
Great Wagon Road
trail used to get to backcountry that got widened enough for wagons after so much use
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