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Middle Colonies
The Middle Colonies political positions were held by men more of respect and wealth than just
being predetermined by the size of a man's farm. They all had people willing to vote. “There
were more towns like atmospheres in the middle colonies so more preachers and school teachers
were needed. There was more community and a bigger need for politics for its people, so the
people were more caring about their leaders and more interested in the government than the
south. Where ever you lived in the colonies the geography greatly affected your work and the
economy. Within their economy, geographically, socially and even politically. The Middle
Colonies, on the other hand, had soil that was good to plant crops in but was not rich enough soil
to prosper greatly with plantations and many crops. The New England colonies surpassed all
other colonies in the importance of government. All the women wove, cooked, cleaned and cared
for the children. They also had many large flowing rivers for ships to export goods and crops.
The majority of the people living in the South either owned a plantation or worked on a
plantation.
The colonies had many differences and similarities economically. They had barely any slaves
and a few farms. There were also many men who were single and looking for love in the south
since it was an area of few women. The middle colonies were an area of some large plantations
and many small farms.
The three most important themes of English colonization of America were religion, economics,
and government. The most important reasons for colonization were to seek refuge, religious
freedom, and economic opportunity. To a lesser degree, the colonists sought to establish a stable
and progressive government. Many colonies were founded for religious purposes. While religion
was involved with all of the colonies, Massachusetts, New Haven, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
were established exclusively for religious purposes. Massachusetts's inhabitants were Puritans
who believed in predestination and the ideal that God is perfect. Many Puritans in England were
persecuted for their nihilist beliefs in England because they felt that the Church of England, led
by the Kind, did not enforce a literal enough interpretation of the Bible. Persecution punishment
included jail and even execution.
The Virginian colony faced many hardships over the 17th century. Despite their challenges the
colonist managed to help advance themselves socially and economically over the years. With the
help and cooperation of others the Virginian colonist transformed their society into a workable
place to live. When the ship landed in the Chesapeake Bay in 1606, the English settlers were
immediately faced with a challenge. The Indians began to attack the men and forced them to
choose a location on the James River. This swampy land was cover with disease infested
mosquitoes that killed many of the men. The settlers were intrigued by a constant search for
gold which caused them to neglect the important things, like planting crops for food. A lack
of food and malnutrition killed the men by the dozens. The men needed someone to help lead
them in the right direction. The lands which became the Massachusetts Bay Colony had
previously been inhabited by Native Indians for thousands of years. After coming into contact
with the Europeans, many of the Natives contracted and later died from smallpox. The Puritans
saw this as God's way of emptying the land and justifying the colony. They saw themselves as

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Middle Colonies The Middle Colonies political positions were held by men more of respect and wealth than just being predetermined by the size of a man's farm. They all had people willing to vote. “There were more towns like atmospheres in the middle colonies so more preachers and school teachers were needed. There was more community and a bigger need for politics for its people, so the people were more caring about their leaders and more interested in the government than the south. Where ever you lived in the colonies the geography greatly affected your work and the economy. Within their ...
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