When the settlers first arrived in America, they separated their colonies in three main groups, New England, Middle and South.
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
Economy: These colonies depended on fishing, trade and smuggling. They also built ships. Slavery was not needed in this region.
People: Most people were puritans, but there were also people with other beliefs. They had their own laws for courtship.
Climate: It was cold. They had long winters and because of it they only did subsistence farming.
- New Jersey
- New York
Economy: They had ports and rivers. They traded grains, furs, whale oil and manufactured oils.
People: Great diversity of people. Germans, Scotish, Irish, etc. Because of the great diversity, there was also great tolerance in this region. Quakers appeared.
Quakers: It was a group of pacifists who believed everyone was equal.
Climate: Good climate for farming, also, good farming land. Mild Winters.
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Economy: Depended on plantations, because of it, slavery was very common. There were a few large cities. Virginia depended on tobacco.
People: Maryland - catholics. South Carolina was French. In Georgia there was a large amount of debtors.
Climate: Long raining periods. During the growing season, they had the best climate.