The climate was mild and warm in the southern colonies, and this type of climate was suitable for growing several kinds of cash crops. The soil was fertile and allowed for the cultivation of rice, tobacco and indigo, whi... More »

In Colonial America, the southern colonies were made up of Georgia, Maryland, Norther Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. There were two types of government in the southern colonies: royal and proprietary. More »

Throughout the 17th century, there were slaves found in every colony of what is now the United States. The Southern colonies held the most slaves due to the economic situation of the period that was based upon agricultur... More »

The five colonies of the American South were Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia, the economies of which were based on cash crops, tobacco in particular. Such farming required intensive labor, so sla... More »

Known as the South, the southern region of the United States contains 17 states, enjoys a warm climate and produces several indigenous crops. Indian, African-American, French, Spanish and Mexican influences contribute to... More »

A variety of people lived in the southern colonies, including plantation owners, indentured servants and slaves. Unlike their counterparts in New England, the southern colonists were predominantly Anglican (with the exce... More »

A wide variety of crops are grown in Georgia, but the primary crops in the state are cotton, peanuts, pecans, corn and blueberries. The state is a major producer of canola, both for consumer use and for transformation in... More »