Colony of New Jeresy

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About the Colony of New Jersey

Found By Lord Berkeley and Sir George in 1664

Is named after the British Island Jersey

Religious Freedom

Important Facts

10 Facts

  • Founded in 1664
  • Major Towns / Cities: Trenton, Princeton
  • Mountains in the northeast, lowlands from Lake Ontario along the Canadian border. Atlantic coastal plain.
  • The Middle Colonies had a mild climate with warm summers and mild winters that were suited to farming and agriculture
  • No Dominate Religion
  • Exported agricultural products and natural resources including cattle, grain, rice, indigo (dye), wheat
  • Manufactured iron ore products such as plows, tools, kettles, locks, nails and large blocks of iron which they exported to England
  • By 1775 New Jersey was governed as a Royal Colony
  • In 1664 the British take control of New Jersey from the Dutch
  • In 1746 Princeton University was founded