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Transcript of Delaware Colony
William Penn was given the deed to what was then called "the Lower Counties on the Delaware" by the Duke of York, in a deed separate from that which he held for the larger Province of Pennsylvania
European settlers were the Swedish and the Dutch.
Kinda had money.
Big on slavery.
The Delaware Colony was founded in 1638 by Peter Minuit of tje European settlement in the Delaware Valley on the Christina River.
The population of Delaware colony was more heterogeneous than population in New England Colonies. The nationalities represented in the colony included the English, Dutch, and Swedish.
Dutch and Swedish settlement
The first European exploration of what would become known as the Delaware Valley was made by the Dutch ship Halve Maen under the command of Henry Hudson in 1609. Follow-up expeditions by Cornelius May in 1613, and Cornelius Hendricksen in 1614 mapped the shoreline of what would become Delaware for inclusion in the New Netherland colony. Initial Dutch settlement was centered up river at Fort Nassau at Big Timber Creek south of what is now Gloucester City, New Jersey.
Delaware was governed as part of Pennsylvania from 1682 until 1701, when the Lower Counties petitioned for and were granted an independent colonial legislature.
The economy of Delaware was mixed. The fertile land of Delaware made agriculture profitable and farms produced grain, rice, and indigo. Industry in Delaware included shipbuilding, ironworks, trading and shipping lumber. Delaware is northern.
There was a mixture of religions practiced in the Delaware Colony due to the stance on religious freedom and tolerance.
We all care in Delaware.
*dumb i know, couldnt think of anything better*