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Middle Colonies - 4th grade
Transcript of Middle Colonies - 4th grade
But we can move beyond the present.
Here is something small...
Here is some context. Provide some common ground.
Or something from the present, that we should look beyond.
Photo credits: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr
Fertile Rich Soil
Many rivers used to transport goods
Wheat - nicknamed Breadbasket Colonies. They sent
wheat to other colonies
Mills - create flour
Pennsylvania: This land was given to William Penn by the
King because of a debt owed to his father. Pennsylvania means
Penn's Woods because of the many woods and trees. Started
as a Quaker colony. Pennsylvania believed in true religious freedom and allowed people from all religions to settle there.
The Pennsylvania Dutch also settled here.
New York : The Dutch claimed this territory first because of Henry Hudson.
Peter Stuyvesant was put in charge of the colony but was a very harsh and
cruel leader. When the English sent ships to take over the colony, none of
Dutch colonist would help Stuyvesant defend the colony. The Duke of
York took over the colony and renamed it New York.
New Jersey: This colony was separated from New York and the land was given to
Lord Berkeley and George Carteret. The colony fought over its boundary lines
and many disputes occured. The Queen of England united the colony. Many farmers
came to New Jersey.
Delaware: The colony got its name from Lord De La Warr. Farmers from Sweden were
the first group to settle this area.
All colonies were started on the principle of Self Government
Many colonies created a Legislature which is a group of people
that vote and create laws that everyone follows.
Many colonist paid the Native Americans
a fair price for their land
Many colonist traded with the Native Americans