Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Bread Baskets)
New Jersey is the trash place for New York. Founded by Lord Berkeley in 1664; without an established religion its government form was also proprietary. It was named after the British Island Jersey. Their source of income came from exported agricultural products and natural resources including cattle, grain, rice, indigo and wheat.
This was the most famous Middle Colony; founded by William Penn in 1682 getting a late start with a proprietary government. Pennsylvania made its money from mixed farming. Their established religion were Quakers: very liberal (open minded), welcoming of all religious groups. They had a great relationship with the Indians. Pennsylvania was the first colony to outlaw slavery.