the southern colonies
People who came to the Southern Colonies were of very diverse religions and ethnicities. Immigrants were English, German, Swiss, and Scottish. Some religions were Anglican, Catholic, Protestants, Puritans, Quakers, and Baptists. Immigrants, however were mostly French Catholics and English.
Some motivation for immigrating here was the tension between Catholics and Protestants. King Charles gave Maryland to the Catholics. Another reason to immigrate here was the large opportunity for cash crops. They could come to the Southern colonies and make lots of money on crops like rice.
The climate in the Southern colonies was good to grow rice. The land is relatively flat. The land borders the Atlantic Ocean near Spanish Florida. The geography provided for a good economy through their cash crops.
In the Carolinas particularly, rice was a huge cash crop. Africans were enslaved to work in the plantations. The Africans growing rice provided the money for the Southern Colonies. Slaves were a HUGE part of the Southern Colonies' economy.
The most common religion was Catholic in the Southern Colonies. An act of Toleration was implemented and opposed religious persecution. Some values were education and religion. Young children were taught by tutors, and older children went away to school. Girls, however, did not attend school. They also enjoyed reading and writing.