Reasons for Founding
Maryland was started because Catholics wanted a safe to live. It was founded by George and Cecil Calvert. The Carolina's and Virginia were started mainly for business and money. The Carolina's were founded by 8 lord proprietors. Georgia was founded to block the Spanish from attacking. James Oglethorpe, the man sent to lead Georgia decided to go to prisons and recruit the prisoners as a way to pay off their debt. Most of the Southern colonies were not found for religious reasons (except for Maryland) unlike the Middle and North colonies. They were mostly founded for money/business (Carolina's and Virginia) or to block the Spanish from attacking the more precious land (Georgia.)
The soil and land in the southern colonies were very fertile and great for growing crops. The Southern colonies were bigger than the New England and Middle colonies because of their big plantations grown in the south. Some natural resources included the rich soil, tobacco, cotton, and indigo.
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