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Delaware & Pennsylvania - 13 Colonies

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Nicole Rivera

on 28 January 2013

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Delaware- Founder Peter Minuit, the founder of Delaware colony, was a Wallon from Wesel in present-day North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was the first Governor of New York, who after leaving the position lead a colony to America, a plan originally made by Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden. New Sweden Influence New Sweden was a Swedish colony along the Delaware River on the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America from 1638 to 1655. New Sweden is present-day Wilmington, Delaware. For a long time, New Netherlands and Sweden clameid the territory of what now is Delaware. Until in 1682 the Duke of York sold the land to William Pen yet, still under the control of the Gorverner of Pennsylvania until the era of the Revolution. Why was the colony founded? William Penn, governor of the colony of Pennsylvania, was upset that his colony failed in trade and agriculture. Desperate, he asked the King for help and he granted him the land which is know Delaware. Time after, Delaware became it's own colony. Since the people of the two colonies had different interests, Pennsylvania and Delaware decided to split in 1704. Why was the colony founded? As said before in summarize, the colony was formed to serve as a provider to ocean access for Pennsylvania. Yet, the two main reasons were trade and agriculture. Also to continue the promotion of Christianity, and to enrich themselves in the land. The colony of Delaware was formed by the lower counties of Pennsylvania. How did the colony earn money? The colonist grew and sold crops. Delaware colonists built ships, traded fur, fished, did some whaling and lumbering. They farmed and grew cattle. Yet there main money raiser was their exportation of their rich tobacco growing. When was the colony founded? Delaware was founded in 1638 by Peter Minuit. At the time, it was called New Sweden. The Duke of York changed the colony's name to Delaware, later on sold the land to the Governor of Pennsylvania. Delaware won it's independence after the era of the Revolution. General Facts Adopted Quaker Beliefs
One of the Middle Colonies Government Constitutional monarchy
Representative bodys to help decide laws
Political freedom Climate Perfectly suited for agriculture, warm summers, cool winters, rich soil for crops, many streams for waterways and to run mills. Economy Nickname: bread breakfast, for their numerous crops, Numerous mills run by the many rivers in the region to create flour, Good trade due to sea side location, Good trade with Indians Who founded
Pennsylvania? William Penn was born 14 October 1644 and died in 30 July 1718. He was an English real estate buissness man, philosopher, and founder of the colony of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Why was the colony
founded? To make money and to provide the Quakers a safe place in the American colonies. The Quakers was a religion. Penn considered his attempt a "Holy Experiment." Pennsylvania accepted all colonists who believed in one God because many colonists of differing beliefs were allowed to settle in Pennsylvania, the colony prospered. Dutch, Germans, Swiss, as well as British Quakers settled the area. The Holy Experiment
William Penn regarded his colony as a "Holy Experiment" because he was founding a place where people of all religions would be able to live, specifically Quakers. Being a Quaker himself, Penn wrote a constitution called the Charter of Liberties in 1701, which guaranteed freedom of worship for all people and made immigration unrestricted. This was his way of testing ideas he had created based upon his beliefs. How did the colony earn money? When was the colony
founded? Pennsylvania Facts Farming would have been the most common occupation, most societies were mainly agricultural until the 19th century. There would have been people engaging in trade, various manufacruring trades, merchants. People could build up wealth by starting and expanding businessses and acqurring land. Colony Beggining Penn turned to fellow Quakers to help finance the settlement of the of the new colony. Their assistance allowed the dispatch of over 50 ships in 1682 and 1683, which rapidly settled the new colony. The city of Philadelphia was founded and became the capital of the new colony. The colony was governed,as the first democracy. It was governed by a legislature that was elected by all men who either owned land or paid taxes. William Penn was its founder and Absolute Propritor. It was established as a place for European Quakers. It was governed by Penn's Frame of Government of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania means "Penn's Woods". It is named after Admiral William Penn, its founder's father and was given that name by King Charles II. It was founded with a guarantee of religious freedom if you accepted monotheism and a limited form of representative government. The Province of Pennsylvania, also known as Pennsylvania Colony, was founded in English North America by William Penn on March 4, 1681. Yet, in Septmeber 2, 1783, the Treaty of Paris took over the land granted to William Penn.
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