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Colonial America (1492-1776)
The Southern Colonies

Colonial America (1492-1776)
Colonial America (1492-1776)


The Southern Colonies
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.84

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    founders, ownership, operate, society, solely, original, colonial, tracts, founded, based, affected, lifetime, opposition, solution, slavery, coastal
     content words:    Southern Colonies, North Carolina, South Carolina, New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, Virginia Company, United States, Native Americans, African Americans


The Southern Colonies
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     The Southern Colonies are one of the three groups that made up the original thirteen colonies. The Southern Colonies include Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
 
2     Like the New England Colonies and the Middle Colonies, the Southern Colonies had their own character. The character of the Southern colonies developed from its people, its geography, and its climate.
 
3     The founders of the Southern Colonies came to America seeking wealth in the form of land ownership. Some were rich aristocrats from England who became owners of huge tracts of land in America. Some were owners of large businesses such as the Virginia Company, which founded Jamestown.
 
4     These landowners recognized that the Southern Colonies were rich in farmland. The coastal plains and the rolling hills were perfect for raising crops. The rich soil and the warm weather helped the crops thrive.
 
5     They established very large farms known as plantations. Each plantation required many, many workers. Growing the crops was nearly a year-round job in the warmer colonies, and there were lots of other jobs to do on a large plantation too.

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