The early colonies whether they were one of the Middle, New England, or Southern, they knew they needed a central government. The southern colonies had a certain way of handling their lives. Their way of life sometimes did not agree with the other colonies so they did things differently. They relied mostly on slave labor while the other colonies did not. Their economy was based on tobacco. The social structure went as follows
The Southern Colonies were larger and more spread out than the other two colonies so they held county organizations rather than town meetings due to the distance. They had County judges and sheriffs who ran the local governments. That was the governmental difference between the southern colony and its Middle and New England counterparts. All three colonies had a royal governor, with an appointed council, and an elected assembly.This showed that the colonies often differed in their approach but in the end they always had the same beginning format.
The economy of the Southern colonies consisted of plantations and various-sized farms that were widely separated and grew key staple crops. These plantations and farms were mostly operated using indentured servants or slaves. This colony had a one-crop economy that did well when the weather was favorable. But Mother Nature was not always kind to the settlers and when the conditions changed for the worse the colony suffered greatly. This meant that the Southern colonies were more dependent on England and the generosity of other colonies for manufactured goods and other food items.Tobacco, Rice, and Indigo were the main crops in selective states. Waterways provided the main form of transportation since there were many rivers in that area.
While the Puritanism was rampant ion the New England Colonies, Anglicanism was the established Episcopal Church, though in Maryland there was a large minority of Catholics.Like the Middle colonies the Southern colonies pract