Middle Colony

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Middle Colony

Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and New Jersey


New York Colony Facts

Founded: 1626

Region: Middle

Government : Royal

Religion : Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jewish and others

Major Cities: New York City and Albany

Famous People: Peter Minuit and Peter Stuyvesant


Delaware Colony Facts

Founded: 1638

Region: Middle

Government: Proprietary

Religion: Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jewish and others

Major Cities: Wilmington and Georgetown

Famous People: Peter Minuit



Geography

The geography of the Middle Colonies had a mix of the New England and Southern features but had fertile soil and land that was suited to farming


Climate

The Middle Colonies had a mild climate with warm summers and mild winters


Trade / Exports

The Middle Colonies were the big food producing region that included corn and wheat and livestock including beef and pork. Other industries included the production of iron ore, lumber, textiles, furs and shipbuilding