Which statement describes the Southern Colonies in relation to New England and the Middle Colonies? A)The coastal areas of the Southern Colonies were more like the rich fishing ground in New England than the coasts of the Middle Colonies. B)The Southern Colonies were settled after the Middle Colonies and New England, so they faced fewer hardships. C)Slavery was allowed in the Southern Colonies, but was abolished above the Mason-Dixon line in the Middle Colonies and New England. D)The climate of the Southern Colonies was very similar to the Middle Colonies, but completely different from New England.

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The answer would be "C" i The Mason-Dixon Line is a cultural boundary between the Northern United States and the Southern United States. When Pa. abolished slavery in 1781, the western part of this line and the Ohio River became a boundary between free and slave states.  

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