Demographic trends in New England, middle, and southern colonies By Alex Foye and Nick Glover

Five things to know

New englanders had more educated men, skilled farmers, tradesmen, and craftsmen.

Had the highest birthrate of anywhere in the world.

The New York area in the middle colonies were dominated by Quakers.

Later, it became the most ethnically diverse areas.

Southern states had large population of slaves.


1780 - 2.78 million people in all the colonies combined

1700 - 250,900 people in all colonies combined


Quartering act

3/5ths compromise


Quakers believe in living life in the spirit of love and truth and peace.

-William pen

It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.

-Nikola Tesla

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