New Jersey Colony

Brie Chaussee

Who founded the colony and why?

The New Jersey Colony was founded by Sir George Carteret and Lord Berkeley in 1664. They found it because King Charles ll gave it Sir George Carteret and Lord Berkeley. They then found New Jersey and called it their own.
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What were the main industries and who financed the colony?

The major exports included livestock, rice, wheat, indigo, grain, and other agricultural products. Some imports are clothing, furniture, tools, silver, books, some foodstuffs, leather, goods, sugar, molasses, weapons and slaves. King Charles granted the land to the founders of the New Jersey Colony.
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What was the societal set up?

Some of the religious freedom the New Jersey Colony had were Roman Catholics and Jews. The New Jersey Colony was definitely one of the most diverse beginnings of any middle/southern colony. But, they were even more aggressive than the other colonies in including African slavery. They offered 60 acres of land pr slave to any man who imported slaves in 1664. But is wasn't until 1804 that New jersey passed a law to gradually abolish slavery.
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Some interesting facts

~ During 1664 through 1702 New Jersey had two parts of it which included East Jersey and West Jersey and they each had their own constitution but, in 1702 they became one royal colony

~ Some natural resources of the New Jersey Colony included agricultural lands, forests, iron ore, coals, and furs

~The New Jersey Colony was one of the colonies referred to as the ''breadbasket'' colony because it grew so much wheat

~The New Jersey colony because the 3rd U.S state of the original 13 colonies on December 18, 1787

~ The New Jersey is considered as the Golden State

~The first state constitution in New Jersey was on July 2, 1776 and gave women and black men the right to vote if they met specific requirements

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