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The Middle Colonies

Here's some intresting facts about the Middle Colonies and how they are important to America today. :)

Maddie Johnson

on 14 October 2014

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The colonies located in the Middle Colonies are Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Interesting facts
The Middle Colonies produced more food than the Southern and New England colonies.
Like the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies built many ships.
There was no dominant religion, so there was religious freedom for all.
Families in the Middle Colonies mostly worked on farms.
Some were wealthy enough to work in the cities of New York and Philadelphia.
Families who worked on the farm earned enough to feed their families plus a little extra.
For children in Middle Colonies, life was full of chores.
Boys would help on the farm by growing and harvesting plants.
Girls would do housework, etc.
What type of colony was it?
Founding of the Colony
Main religions for each colony included Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, and Jewish.
New York was founded in 1626 by Peter Minuit and Peter Stuyvesant.
Delaware was founded in 1638 by Peter Minuit.
New Jersey was founded in 1664 by Lord Berkeley and George Carteret.
Pennsylvania was founded in 1682 by William Penn.
Most came from New Netherlands (Dutch).
The Middle Colonies

Why were the Middle Colonies established?
Homes were average sized buildings on their farms.
New York was Royal.
Delaware was Proprietary.
New Jersey was Royal.
Pennsylvania was Proprietary.
Types of Colonies in Middle Colonies
Owned by the King
Individual or small elite group owned the colony. Given by King.
With the most certain way to make a surplus.
The Middle Colonies is the best spot for farmers of all sizes to grow and harvest.
Not a farmer? No problem! The big cities offer wealthy businessmen to work here too!
How has the Colonies influenced society today?
New Jersey: First to sign Bill of Rights.
Delaware: Took part in American Revolution.
New York: The Federalist Papers (sway voters to accept the Constitution)
Pennsylvania: Freedom of worship and religion.
Pennsylvania Colony
Type of colony
Pennsylvania was a religious safe haven colony for Quakers. It was used for Quakers seeking religious freedom.
New York was a trading colony.
Delaware was also a trading colony.
New Jersey was a trading colony as well.
Map facts
New Jersey Colony
The colonies included Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York.
The Hudson River and Delaware was a mode of transportation/ a major river.
Major cities included: New York City, Albany, Wilmington, Georgetown, Trenton, Princeton, Philadelphia, Lancaster, and York.
Delaware Colony

New York Colony
William Penn: An English quaker that founded Pennsylvania. He believed in equality for all.
Peter Minuit: A Dutch protestant who was in control of New York and Delaware at one point.
Sir George Carteret: This englishman received half of New Jersey from King Charles II.
By: Madisyn Johnson, rylie torres, and bianca diaz
Delaware: Trade and Agriculture (Religious Freedom)
Maryland: Refuge and Religious Freedom
Pennsylvania: Religious Freedom
New Jersey: Government and Religious Freedom
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