What jobs were in the Southern Colonies?


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Jobs available in the Southern Colonies were centered primarily around agricultural industries. The Southern Colonies included Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The temperate climate in these states made them the ideal location to grow a variety of crops, such as tobacco, cotton and indigo.

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Most crops were grown on plantations which were owned by the wealthy landowners. Young men would grow up learning how to run the plantation, or in smaller areas, the family farm. Women would learn how to run a household of servants, along with other duties befitting their status in the community. Though servants were often hired to help manage the plantations, slaves were commonly owned as well and were used extensively to harvest crops.

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