Middle Colonies

Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York

The Beginning of the Middle Colonies

Delaware- Founded by the New Sweden Company in 1683 and was integrated into the colonies by King James.

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

Trade and farming were the two dominant economic markets. Most states in the middle region farmed grains, and traded along the coast line.

What the middle colonies were like

Most colonies were proprietorship colonies but later adopted a royal charter.