• American History Glossary• Clickable map of the 13 Colonies with descriptions of each colony• Daily Life in the 13 Colonies• The First European Settlements in America• Colonial Times
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Farming in the Thirteen American ColoniesFarming in colonial differed in many ways from farming today. The most significant difference was in what crops were grown where. Farmers in the New England Colonies had a rough time of it. Much of the soil wasn't good for growing crops, especially near the ocean. Also, the early and long-lasting winters killed many crops quickly. Still, New England farmers often grew enough
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Colonial farmers didn't have the large machines that today's farmers have and so had to rely on manpower and animalpower.
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