Middle Colony Wonders

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Delaware

  • Founder was Peter Minuit and Delaware was found in 1638. Delaware was founded for trade and profits.
  • Delaware made their money by mixed farming.
  • They had a proprietary government.
  • In 1660 the population reached around 500 people.
  • European and Swedish settlers migrated to Delaware.
  • Delaware had Northeast Woodlands group of Indians soon to follow was the French and Indian War in 1688.
  • The religion was not stated or permanently set.
  • Delaware was the first out of the thirteen colonies to become a state.
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New York

  • Founder was Peter Minuit and it was founded in 1664.
  • New York made money mixed farming and the fur trade.
  • New York had a proprietary government then a royal colony. New York established a "contract" which was called the Province of New York which settled and agreements.
  • In 1640 around 1,900 people were there. Dutch and European migrates were mainly there.
  • New York's Indian tribes were called the Cayuga, the erie, the Munsee, etc. No big conflicts among the Indians.
  • The religion was not stated or set.
  • New York was often known as one of the "bread-basket" colonies.

New Jersey

  • Founder was Lord Berkeley and was founded in 1660.
  • New Jersey made money by mixed farming.
  • New Jersey had a proprietary government then royal.
  • In 1680, the population grew to 3,400. New Jersey's migrates came from Georgia and the British Isles.
  • The Indian tribes were known as Lenapes, Unami, etc. There were no big conflicts between the natives and New Jersey.
  • The religion for New Jersey was not settled on.
  • Flax and hemp farms were established for textile industries.

Pennsylvania

  • Founder was William Penn and it was founded in 1682. Reason for founding is for the Quakers, trade and profits.
  • Pennsylvania made money by mixed farming and wheat. Also known as the "bread-basket" region.
  • Pennsylvania had a proprietary government.
  • In 1680, the population went to 700.
  • The Indian tribes were known as the Susquehannas, the Erie, the Lenape, etc. No conflicts were stated.
  • The religion on Pennsylvania is not set until the Quakers in 1656.
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