13 Colonies Compared
How Did Geography Play a Part in the Colonies Being so Different From Each Other?
Emma J. and Brayden Burke
Geography differed the colonies because of the local climate. For example, it says in the first paragraph of the New England article that New England colonies "had great natural harbors and plenty of tall, straight trees (which are great for ship building)", which means that the main drive of business in New England could be manufacturing things with wood, like boats. However, since New England had "poor rocky soil and long bitter winters", which are bad for farming. But the southern colonies "had an ideal climate and soil for farming", so they can produce a lot of food.
So, geography differed the colonies by providing different things, like food in the south, and wood in the north.