And for years, they were quite successful.
Social life was also rigidly regulated - every colonist was required to attend church and the church and government determined all standards for sexual conduct, personal behavior, business dealings, parent-child relationships, and marital life. To meet their needs, merchants sought assistance from the king who, in turn, benefited from the expansion of corporations.
Historical Background Colonial America depended on the natural environment to meet basic needs of the people and the colony. Thus, insome settlers - most of whom were religious dissenters like the Quakers, Amish, Baptists, and Mennonites - had arrived in Pennsylvania.
Retrieved Decemberfrom U. Geography[ edit ] Located between 40 degrees and 30 degrees latitude, the physiographic makeup of the southern colonies is generally divided into three regions.
The social-political structure included all three varieties: villages, cities, and small farms. The Middle Colonies developed a highly diverse society based upon many diverse languages, religions, and cultures. Almost half were either indentured servants or slaves.
You can see this desire to populate the colony with the hard-working poor of Europe in this quote and image from the publication of Reasons for Establishing the Colony of Georgia: "It is undoubtedly a self-evident Maxim, that the Wealth of a Nation consists in the Numbers of her People.
To examine the new economic model for the development of the English colonies.