In New England's eyes North America was a profitable investment that had an ample variety of resources. This variety of resources made for three distinct and separate regions that each had their own reasons for establishment and different commerce that they were known for. These regions were the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.
The New England Colonies consisted of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The settlers of the New England colonies wanted to keep their family unit together and practice their own religion. Some of the settlers came to New England to make money, but they were not the majority. The New England colonies were largely farming and fishing communities. The settlers were self dependent in which made their own clothes and shoes; they were also dependent in supporting themselves when they grew much of their own food. Boston was also a Major New England Port for both exporting New England's goods to other colonies and to their mother country England.
The Middle Colonies were made up of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. The founders of these colonies were either looking to practice their own religion (Pennsylvania mainly) or to make money. These settlers made great workers due to the fact that many did not bring their families with them from England and were the perfect workers for the hard work necessary in the ironworks and shipyards throughout the Middle colonies. The Middle Colonies were part agriculture, part industrial. Wheat and other grains grew on farms in Pennsylvania and New York. Factories in Maryland produced iron, and factories in Pennsylvania produced paper and textiles. Trade with England was plentiful in these colonies as well as these products and resources were not found in New England.
The Southern colonies consisted of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina,