The New Jersey Colony

Mackenzie Callon

Who and When

The New Jersey colony (back then was called the Quaker colony) was founded in 1664 by the Duke of York, proprietary of the province of New York.


Most of the Quakers were Christian or Catholics. There were a select few that were Jewish or Islamic


In 1664, James, the Duke of York, received control of New Netherland. He granted land to two of his friends, Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret, that would become New Jersey. The two advertised and promised settlers many benefits for colonizing including representative government and freedom of religion. The colony quickly grew.
The colony chose that land because the duke of York had extra land and he gave it to his friends they didn't have a choice of their land

What kind of People Settled There?

Dutch and Swedes settled here

What Kind of Government Did They Have?

A monarchy is a form of government in which sovereignty is actually or nominally embodied in one or several individual(s) reigning until death or abdication. They are called the monarchs.

Major Towns/Cities

  1. Trenton
  2. Princeton


A big area of lowlands, swamps, and mile long beaches along the edge of the state, from there the land rises into a few scattered rolling hills scattered along the country.

Why would I want to live here?

  1. Lots of beaches. I LOVE the beach
  2. Not many hills
  3. Christian religion is practiced here