Middle Colonies

Exploration of the New World

Delaware

  • Founded by Lord De La Warr
  • founded in 1631
  • Cash crop was corn and other vegetables
  • quaker was the main Religion
  • caused the French/Indian war, Cherokee main tribe dealt with
  • Proprietary colony
  • Population of 5385

New Jersey

  • Population of 29818
  • Founded in 1664 by sir George Carteret
  • Main Religion consist of quaker
  • Agricultural economy
  • Proprietary colony
  • Hostile toward native Americans, mainly dealt with Lenni-Lenape

Pennsylvania

  • Founded by William Penn in 1682
  • Quaker is most popular religion
  • population of 30962
  • Proprietary colony
  • Very peaceful with Indians
  • Economy thrived on agriculture and iron work

New York

  • Population of 36919
  • For trade fueled economy
  • main Religion was anglicans
  • royal colony
  • Founded in 1664
  • Peaceful with native Americans like the Lenni-Lenape tribe