American Colonies Climate

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Colonists coming to the Americas each sailed for a different reason. Whether it was in the 1400’s or as late as the 1700’s settlers dispersed all along the east coast of the New World. Each region, however, was shaped differently. Geography played a very significant role in forging the diversity of the British colonies of America. The climate, resources and agriculture are just some of the more convincing influences that show up during this time. The first aspect of influence is the climate. The climate of the Southern Colonies was the warmest of the three colonial regions. The warmer climate was a positive factor for the colonists in the Southern Colonies. They didn't worry as much about surviving cold winters. The warmer climate also had an adverse affect on the colonists in the Southern Colonies. The warm, moist conditions carried diseases that killed the settlers. The climate of the New England Colonies was colder than the other two colonial regions because…show more content…
Farmers in the New England Colonies had a rough time of it. Much of the soil wasn't good for growing crops, especially near the ocean. Also, the early and long-lasting winters killed many crops quickly. Still, New England farmers often grew enough food to feed their families and maybe even help feed other families. Farmers in the Southern Colonies grew several things. The most popular crop was tobacco. The Jamestown colonists had grown tobacco originally, and tobacco farms sprung up all over Virginia and North Carolina. The two southernmost states (South Carolina and Georgia) also grew indigo and rice. Farmers in the Middle Colonies were the most prosperous of all. They grew wheat, barley, oats, rye, and corn. The Middle Colonies were often called the "breadbasket" because they grew so much food. Wheat could be ground to make flour, and both wheat and flour could be sold in other colonies or in
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