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Middle Colonies: Farms and Cities

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Middle Colonies:
Farms and Cities
Rich farmland and climate of tolerance helped the Middle Colonies prosper.
The cities of the Middle Colonies grew so rapidly because of the colonies' tolerance and productive land. The Dutch and German farmers combined their knowledge and hard work to grow a lot of food and crops. Since the Middle Colonies grew so much grain, they were called the "grainbasket" colonies. Also, because of their great harbors. (New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware.) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania became the fastest growing cities in the colonies.
Overall, because of their trade, their great harbors and their crops the economy grew.
African Americans helped build the cities by building roads, houses, and public buildings which were the foundations of the colony. Enslaved Africans had important roles.
Religious tolerance developed in the Middle Colonies because of the diversity. The different religious groups "had to learn to accept or at least tolerate one another" stated in the book. The Dutch in New York and the Quakers in Pennsylvania were the two groups, that practiced religious tolerance. "The tolerance that developed in the Middle Colonies would one day serve as a model for the nations" also stated in the textbook "American History."
Key Ideas answers:
Key Question answers:
Title and "Now You will Learn Statement"

The factors that allowed large coastal cities to develop in the Middle Colonies is that they were adjacent to the water, they made very good harbors. They were very good sailors. Therefore, their harbors made a good profit.

Religious tolerance developed in the Middle Colonies because the religious groups knew that "they would have to learn to accept or at least tolerate one another." stated in the passage "Diversity Leads to Tolerance".
Conestoga wagon
Conestoga wagons were made by the Germans. This was an easier way to carry their produce to town. Conestoga wagons had large and wide wheels made for dirt roads, curved beds to prevent spillage, and a covering to protect the produce from precipitation.

This is a picture of Quakers discussing
with Native americans.
A blacksmith constructing tools and objects while his son is watching, so he could become an artisan.
Key Terms:
Philadelphia: The fastest growing city because of the colonies' settlement on the Delaware River.
Conestoga Wagon: Wagons made by Germans that are covered on top.
artisans: Cratfspeople like blacksmiths and cabinet makers that are proficient.
denomination: a specific religious group.
Quakers: a group of Protestant protestor.
tolerance: Accepting different ideas.
"A Survival Guide to the Middle Colonies"
Since the different religious groups developed tolerance the regions were prosperous. They combined their knowledge and hard work to create a wealthy nation. The harbors and rich farmland are some examples of there success.
By: Maya, Destiny and Yiorgo
Middle colonies: Farms and cities
The Middle Colonies: Farms and Cities True or False Quiz:

1.) The Middle Colonies produced so much
that people began calling them the "breadbasket" colonies.

1.) false, grain

2.) false, Philadelphia
2.) Because of this enormous trade,
, Pennsylvania, became the fastest growing city in the colonies.

3.) Many Germans were attracted to Pennsylvania because the colony did not tax its people in order to support a particular
Conestoga wagons
have wide wheels suitable for dirt roads, curved beds to prevent spilling, and canvas covering that offered protection from the rain.
This video explains the life of the Middle Colonies
Compare and Contrast the economy of the Middle Colonies with the economies of New England and the Southern Colonies
5.) New England and Middle colonies relied more on shipment and trade. The Southern colonies relied on cashed crops. The Middle colonies also relied on cashed crops but less than The Southern colonies.
The Middle Colonies were not as reliant on slavery as the Southern Colonies. The Southern and Middle Colonies had longer growing seasons than New England. Therefore, the Southern and Middle Colonies had more crops than New England.
In the letter William Penn sent to the Native Americans was a letter to show their kindness and make peace. William Penn wanted to assure the Native Americans safety.
American Story summary:
39% English
18% German
10% Dutch
9% Scots-Irish
7% African
5% Irish
4% Scottish
3% Swedish
2% French
The two languages you have heard most frequently are, English and German.
Critical Thinking:
Textbook "American History"
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