American History Lecture 7:
The Spectrum of Settlement
• New England is a colony set around farming, and therefore many people
from Ireland, Scotland, and England come over. There are a lot of hard
workers, so no real slaves come to New England because children are
• Slaves were the core of the economy in Virginia, as they helped with the
tobacco farming that brought in the money.
• The Caribbean was the core of the slave trade, as the slaves were
brought here and traded and sold to other planters. Cotton was also
picked here, so it had a booming economy. The more north you got, the
less reliant on slavery colonies were.
• New England was a very serious religious colony, but the moral standards
were higher, along with the vast variety of religions (Quakers, etc.). There
was more clergymen in New England than anywhere else in North
America (1 for every 600). They frowned on gambling and parties. Towns
are built around parishes, making it the mos