Delaware

Colonial Times

The founding of Delaware

  • Delaware was founded in 1938 by Peter Minuit.
  • It was seventh of the thirteen founded colonies.
  • Delaware was founded so a band of "would-be'' settlers from New England would move there; Scandinavians.
  • The main jobs were agriculture and manufacturing (shoe making).



Significant, Monumental, and Influential moments in Delaware

  • Delaware is named after sir Thomas West who's nickname was Lord de la Warr, it was named after him because he was Virgnia Company's first governor.
  • Swedes were the first to start the American colony.
  • One of the oldest Swede churches
  • Delaware was the first of the thirteen original colonies to ratify the constitution.
  • The nations first steam railroad took place in Delaware (Note worthy since it was first in the US)
  • George Read, signed the US Constitution. President of Delaware
  • No specific religion, freedom of religion



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