Southern Colonies.png


Land was low with many rivers, bays and wetlands. Excellent soil for growing crops.


Settlers used boats to reach areas of rich farmland


Settlements developed on the flat coastal region and spread inland.


Very warm climate that made it possible to grow crops all year long.

Reasons for Settlement

Economic Reasons

Some colonists came for riches like gold.

Religious Reasons

Some colonists came for religious freedom. In England, you could be punished if you were not part of the Church of England.

Political Reasons

Some colonists came to escape the rule of the King. In the colonies, they could rule themselves.