Making the Thirteen Colonies: The Southern Colonies

Full Video |30:00

Making the Thirteen Colonies: The Southern Colonies

Full Video |30:00

The Southern Colonies of Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, and North and South Carolina were very distinct from England’s other American colonies because their economic success was based on slave labor. This program tells the stories of these colonies. Beginning with England’s first attempts at colonization on Roanoke Island in the 1580s, this program examines the motivations for founding each southern colony. The problems colonists faced in settling new territory and interactions with American Indians are detailed. The role of slavery, conflicts with Spain, colonial exports, and methods of government are also examined.

©2003 Ancient Lights| Grade(s) 3-5, 6-8

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