Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York
The Beginning of the Middle Colonies
New York- Founded by Henry Hudson and established in 1664 as a proprietary government.
Pennsylvania- Founded by William Penn in 1682 as a safe-haven for Quakers. It was a Quaker-based proprietorship.
New Jersey- Founded in 1664 when King James granted the land to his friends. George Carteret governed.
The Middle Colonies Economy
What the middle colonies were like
There were many puritans and Quakers. Quakers were predominately in the Pennsylvania area.
There was a mixture of larger cities and rural areas in the middle colonies.
Native American Relations
Irquois indians often traded with the settlers.