New Jersey

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New Jersey

Who founded this colony? English colonists founded the colony

Why was it founded? The Duke of York granted Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret land. They promised people if they colonized there, they would have benefits including religious freedom. The colony grew quickly. This colony was later called New Jersey

What region was your colony in? Middle Atlantic

What year was it founded? 1664 and became a state December 18 1787

What are the economic resources of New Jersey? Cattle and Fish

What was its geography? flat land with rich and rocky soil.

What was the climate? Mild climate with hot summers and cold winters. This colony is hotter than the New England colonies, but colder than the Southern colonies.


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