Middle colonies

Pennsylvania

Founded: 1682 by William Penn and others, at Philadelphia


Major Industry: Agriculture (wheat, corn, cattle, dairy), Manufacturing (textiles, paper making, shipbuilding)


Major Cities: Philadelphia, Lancaster, York


Colony Named for: william penns father and sylvania latin for forest


Became a State: December 12, 1787

New York

Founded: 1626 by Peter Minuit and others, on Manhattan Island


Major Industry: Manufacturing (shipbuilding, iron works), Agriculture (cattle, grain, rice, indigo, wheat)


Major Cities: New York City, Albany


Colony Named for: Duke of york


Became a State: July 26, 1788

Delaware

Founded: 1638 by Peter Minuit and others


Major Industry: Agriculture (fishing), Manufacturing (lumbering)


Major Cities: Wilmington


Colony Named for: named for the Delaware tribe and for an early governor of colonial Virginia, Lord de la warr


Became a State: December 7, 1787

New Jersey

Founded: 1664 by English colonists


Major Industry: Manufacturing (ironworking, lumbering)


Major Cities: Trenton, Princeton


Colony Named for: lsle of jersey in England


Became a State: December 18, 1787