Day 2: Name the Colony On a sheet of paper, write 3-5 significant key words that help you reach your answer (Teachers please note key words may vary by student) be sure to include your answer with your key words. Example: Key Words- Lincoln, 1861-1865, South Carolina, States’ rights, Fort Sumter Answer- Civil War In 1607 people from England landed on my shores. They formed a colony at Jamestown where Captain John Smith met Pocahontas. I was the first colony to have African slaves and I was the first to have a representative government (House of Burgesses). I have a mild climate with a long growing season. My major cash crop was tobacco. Who am I? I am one of the New England colonies. In 1620, both Pilgrims and Strangers sailed to my shores. They signed an agreement called the Mayflower Compact promising to govern themselves for the good of the colony. The Puritan religion is very important to most of my citizens. Dissenters are not tolerated! I have long, snowy winters and a short growing season. My major economic activities include trade, shipbuilding, and fishing. Who am I? I am one of the Middle Colonies. I was founded by the Dutch in 1617. I was originally called New Netherlands. I was taken over by the English and renamed for the king’s brother. My citizens made their living by growing cash crops (especially grains) and iron manufacturing. I am a very diverse colony with many languages and religions. Who am I? In 1632 a charter was granted to my founder, Lord Baltimore, so he could form a colony in America. I was established as a safe haven for Catholics and passed the Act of Toleration, which allowed religious freedom to all Christians. My climate is very warm with a long growing season, so most of my citizens are farmers. My major crops include tobacco and cotton. Who am I? I was a southern colony first established in 1721 by James Oglethorpe. I began as a colony for debtors (people who owed money). I also served as a buffer between the colonies and Spanish Florida. My winters are very mild and my colonists raised many cash crops including rice and indigo. My plantations were very large and relied on slave labor. Most of my citizens belonged to the Church of England. Who am I? I became a colony in 1681. William Penn settled here with his religious group, the Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers. The Quakers were against slavery and believed everyone was equal in God’s eyes. My citizens were very diverse and practiced many different religions. My climate is moderate and I am part of the region nicknamed the “breadbasket colonies.” Who am I? I am the smallest colony and I am located in the New England region. I was founded by two famous religious dissenters, Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson. In my colony, all religions are welcome. Due to the cold, snowy winters and short growing season, it is very difficult for my citizens to farm. My colonists supported themselves by fishing, whaling, and trading with England. Who am I? I am the region with short, mild winters and a long growing season. I have rich, fertile soil, and large navigable rivers used to transport goods. My major economic activities are farming of cash crops such as cotton, rice, tobacco, and indigo. Most of my colonists live on small farms or large plantations. I have the most slaves of any region. Most of my citizens belong to the Church of England. My colonies include Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. What region am I—New England colonies, Middle colonies, or Southern colonies? I am the region with long, cold winters and a short growing season. My soil is very rocky and is not suited for large-scale farming. Due to the climate, most of my citizens must find ways to make a living besides farming. My major economic activities include fishing, shipbuilding, whaling, and trade. Many of my citizens came to the New World for religious freedom and the Puritan Church is very popular here. I have more schools than other regions so my people can learn to read the Bible. My colonies include Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. What region am I—New England colonies, Middle colonies, or Southern colonies? I am the region with moderate winters and a moderate growing season. My soil is rich and is well-suited for grain farming. In fact, my nickname is the “breadbasket region” because I grow so much corn, wheat, and oats. Major cities located in my colonies include New York City and Philadelphia. There are many Quakers located in this region. I am very diverse with settlers from many countries who speak different languages and attend different churches. My colonies include New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. What region am I— New England colonies, Middle colonies, or Southern colonies?