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  1. 3. Putting Down Roots 1620-1700

  2. Farming ranges from subsistence to plantations of over 2000 acres. • Tobacco, rice, indigo, tar • Aristocratic hierarchy (also slaves) • Very English • Great Wealth and Extreme poverty Southern Colonies

  3. Controllable labor supplied by the English who made lots of $$$$$$$ • Legal in all the colonies • As time passed more controls were placed on the population • The larger the slave population, the more isolated the slaves became. • Treatment varied from location to location. Roots of Slavery

  4. The importation of African slaves became increasingly important for the continued economic growth of several southern colonies. Slavery

  5. Sometimes called Cato’s Conspiracy or Rebellion. • First armed slave rebellion. • When it was over, the controls tightened across the colonies. Stono Rebellion

  6. Families are the center of a God ordained society • Rapid population growth • Grandparents was grandchildren grow • Rocky soil, small farms • Early growth of industry • Logging, shipbuilding, fishing, trading and rum-distilling. • More equality and social mobility New England

  7. Partners in the household • Do not have full legal rights • Largest population in churches • Filled gender roles • More freedom then women in later years. • Work done at home and all participated. Women in New England

  8. Most diverse of all the colonies • Small farms with rich soil. • Larger towns as trading centers • Wheat, corn and iron-making • Focused on shipping and fishing • Had the best relationship with Indians Middle Colonies

  9. At first the English did not interfere with life in the colonies. • This allowed them to develop their own governmental and trading systems • England began to increase their economic control over the colonies. • Result would be the adoption of mercantilism. Salutary Neglect