The Middle Colonies

Maura, Lexiee, Michail, Jack S, and TJ.

The Colonies:

Name of Colony

Year Founded

Founder

1.Pennsylvania

1681

William Penn

2.New York

1626

Peter Minuit

3.New Jersey

1660

Lord Berkeley

4.Deleware

1638

Peter Minuit

Why were they founded?

The Middle Colonies were mainly founded for trade and profits.


What about Religion?

The Middle Colonies were developed because settlers wanted religious freedom, something they didn’t have when they were in England. Religious freedom means that you can practice whatever religion you wish.

Economic Conditions:

The economic conditions were quite well since the climate was rather warm affording them an extra growing season, which was a big market.

Some fun facts:

-The original colonists were Dutch.

-They came under British rule in 1664.

-Between 1785 and 1790, New York was the United States capitol.