What was the most important crop in the Southern colonies in the 1700's?
Rice was not a cash crop for the southern colonies but tobacco, indigo, and corn wheat were. In addition, perhaps the biggest cash crop grown in the southern colonies was cotton. The South grew to rely so heavily on cotton and the money it generated that it began to direct their society, leading to the Southern dependence on slavery.
What were the major differences between the southern and New England colonies by the middle 18th century?
Southern Colonies had more land so they produced more crop and they were a more rural area, and the New England colonies had more manufacturing buildings and they were a more urban area. Plus the southern colonies had slavery whiles the New England colonies did not.The middle colonies also produced and had slaves but barely as many as the southern colonies.
What were the main cash crops in the southern colonies and how did they contribute to the use of slavery?
ANSWER: One of the differences between the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies, was that while the southern colonies produced such crops as tobacco, rice, indigo (a plant used for making blue dye), and cotton; the middle colonies grew wheat, which would become a profitable crop. Another difference between the two regions was, that the middle colonies carried on coastal trade with the New England, and southern colonies. For the location of the middle colonies…