Middle Colonies

Jonathan Kennedy

Middle Colonies

In the Middle Colonies, there are four colonies. Those four being Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.


Delaware:

Founded- Delaware was founded by Peter Minuit in 1638 for trade and profits.


Economy- Cash "crop" would be fur. But other than the fur iron ore products such as plows, tools, kettles, locks, nails, and large blocks of iron.


Government- Delaware would be claimed as a Proprietary Colony. Man may disagree, but in the books it's just that.


Population- 45,385 people call Delaware home.


Indian Relation- Two main tribes are from Delaware. These two tribes are called the Lenape and the Powhatan.


Religion- Delaware had no set religion. Which made it where any religion was able to be practised there.



New York:

Founded- 1626 by Peter Minuit and others


Economy- agricultural products and Iron ore products


Government- New York was a royal colony.


Population- 210,541 people call New York home.


Indian Relation-Erie, Iroquois, Mohawk, Oneida, and the Seneca are the local tribes


Religion- New York has no specific religion. It has given freedom of religion.


New Jersey:


Founded- 1664 William Berkeley and George Carteret


Economy- Often referred to as the "Breadbasket" colony, New Jersey grew mainly grew wheat, but also grew several other crops.


Government- By 1775, New Jersey was proclaimed a Royal Colony


Population- 139,627 people called New Jersey home


Indian Relation- Abenaki, Malecite, Passamaquoddy and Pennacook called New Jersey their homeland.


Religion- Like most ofthe other middle colonies, New Jersey doesn't have just one set religion


Pennsylvania:


Founded- 1682 by William Penn


Economy- Traded with agricultural items and also natural resources.


Government- By 1775 the colony of Pennsylvania was claimed as a proprietary colony


Population- 327,305 people call people home.


Indian Relations- The Erie tribe, the Iroquois tribes, the Lenape tribe, the Munsee tribe, the Shawnee tribe, and the Susquehannock tribe call the colony of Pennsylvania their homelands.


Religion- Again, Another colony doesn't have a religious settlement.