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Come and explore what life is like in the Southern Colonies with real journal entries and facts.

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  • The Southern Colonies include, Virgina, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. 
  • Has flat land, a variaty of soil, and a hot and humid climate. Which results in an ideal location for agriculture. 
  • Has mountains, some fertile valleys, and costal plains.
  • Resources include, tabacco, rice, indigo, and lumber 

Southern Colonies 


Life here is okay, I have some concerns with the area becuase of the hot and humid climate, but I live here with all my friends and family. I would not move because we have the best fertile soil for farming and from the crops here, I'd say that would be true. The crop taste amazing and out of this world. 

-Meranda Kabey, 16 year old daughter of a farmer. 

The farms do me good here, enough resources and trade. I love it. It helps feed my family and the neigbors here are extremly friendly and caring. 

- John Black, 27 year old father and husband.

"Life here Is wonderful. My family and I live in luxery and we have elegant fabrics and furniture imported from Europe. My children play in the orchard and gardens surronding the house.

-Bob Fincklbrick,  32 year old Plantation owner 


Very successful cotton plantation

This is a picture of a very successful cotton plantaitin in the Southern Colonies 

Next on the pyrimid are the Back Country Farmers  a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station. Then at the top of the pyrimid are the Gentry (from Old French genterie, from gentil, "high-born, noble") are "well-born, genteel and well-bred people" of high social class. 

This represents the social stucture of the southern colonies. The bottom of the structure are the Slaves that are labered there. Above the slaves, are the Indentured Servents were men and women who signed a contract (also known as an indenture or a covenant) by which they agreed to work for a certain number of years in exchange for transportation to Virginia and, once they arrived, food, clothing, and shelter. Above them were the Tentant Farmers who farmed rented land. 

The Southern Colonies in North America were established by England (later Great Britain), during the 17th and 18th centuries and consisted of the Province of Maryland, the Colony of Virginia, the Province of North Carolina, the Province of South Carolina, and the Province of Georgia. 

This is an plantation in the Southern Colonies.