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1. Who did the Middle Colonies welcome? Why is this special or important?

The Middle Colonies welcome different kinds of religion and people from other countries.
This was special because it helpsthe Middle Colonies control there land.

2. Why were the Middle Colonies diverse?

The Middle Colonies were diverse because thier proprieters beleived in religious toleranse.Other proprieters just wanted money.

3. Why did people come to the Middle Colonies, and what did they do there?

People came to the middle coalnies beacuse their was fertail soil so they could grow crops.Their were wide rivers for transpartation.
Their was cheap land. People came to escape punishment for their beliefs.

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4. What did the men, women, boys, and girls do for work?

Men and women worked long hours planting crops.Boys, as soon as they were old enough planted crops.Girls sewed and did house work.

5. Which animals did the farmers raise and which crops did they grow?

Farmers had cows and pigs.They grew grains, wheat, fruit, and vegitables.
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6. How did the middle colonies get the nickname the “breadbasket” of the thirteen colonies?
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They made so much bread they had a surplus.

7. What did farmers have a surplus of and what did they do with the surplus?

Farmers sold surplus to earn money.They used it feed their familys.

8. How were the rivers used?

They used rivers to transport goods and people to different places.

9. What is a merchant and what did they do?

Supplies,sold the goods as exports to Europe.

10. What is a free market economy? Why was it good for the colonists to have a free market economy?

The people (not goverment) decide what to produce.Colonist were free to make decisions they believed that they would earn them the most money .
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11. What were the important cities in the middle colonies, and why were the important?

Philadelphia and NewYork were important.Both cities were ports and were centers of shipping and trade.

12. What is an artisan?

An artisan is a person who is skilled at making somthing by hand,such as silver spoons or wooden chairs.


13. What is a laborer? Who were laborers?

A laborer is a person who does hard physical work.Laborers were enslaved Afircans.

14. What is an apprentice and what did one do? Where did an apprentice live and why?

An apprentice is someone who studies with a master to learn a skill or business.

15. What did parents want their kids to do?

Paerents expested thier children to learn a business or run the family farm instead of going to college.

By:Lucas, Maya, Cole, Austin