Describe the geography and climate of the middle colonies.

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The climate of the Middle Colonies is temperate. Temperate climates are characterized by warm summers and cold winters. Climates in temperate zones do not have extremes in weather conditions. Temperate climates are favorable to agricultural production so long as the soil is good. The ground in the Middle Colonies was...

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The climate of the Middle Colonies is temperate. Temperate climates are characterized by warm summers and cold winters. Climates in temperate zones do not have extremes in weather conditions. Temperate climates are favorable to agricultural production so long as the soil is good. The ground in the Middle Colonies was not rocky, had fairly deep topsoil, and was capable of cultivation with a minimum of effort as compared to the New England colonies. The Middle Colonies were known as the "breadbasket" for the colonies as the climate was favorable to grow wheat, barley, oats, and rye.

A topographic map reveals the physical features and contours of an area. A topographic map of the region shows the region is made up of mountains, rolling hills, and coastal plains. Much of the inland areas are covered with forests of hard timber. The coast of the Middle Colonies has many coves and bays. There are some points of access to deep water in the coastal areas located by the Atlantic Ocean.

The geography and climate of the Middle Colonies were the most desirable of the three regions for settlement.

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