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The Southern Colonies' Economy

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  The Southern Colonies' Economy 



     The Southern Colonies were the home of cash crops,agriculture, and plantation economy. Massive plantations, fields, and farms of fertile soil created the perfect growing conditions. A large part of their success was due to the fact that so many African slaves were used to work the land. Rice, cotton and indigo were huge crops, however, the most important and widely-produced cash crop was tobacco. Naval stores in North Carolina produced tar and turpentine and earned them the name "tar heels." Charles Town in South Carolina served as a main port city and center of trade for these colonies.








Drawing of Charles Town Harbor in 1711

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