Middle Colonies

Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Delaware

  • Founded by Peter Minuit in 1638
  • Trade
  • Proprietary
  • Population-Between 1990 and 2000, Delaware's population grew from 666,168 to 783,600, an increase of 17.6%. The population is projected to reach 927,400 by 2015 and 990,694 by 2025
  • Dutch
  • Lenni Lenape
  • Has no Religion

New York

  • Credit given to Duke of York in 1664
  • Mixed Farming
  • Proprietary then Royal
  • Population- 350 in 1630
  • Dutch
  • Has no Religion
  • English conquered the area and renamed it New York

New Jersey

  • Founded by Sir George Carteret in 1664
  • Mixed Farming
  • Proprietary
  • Population 5 years and over- 7,856,268
  • Dutch
  • Lenape later on called Delaware Indians
  • Has no Religion

Pennsylvania

  • Founded by King Charles II in 1682
  • owed $80,000 to Admiral Sir William Penn. In 1681, as payment for the debt, the king granted what is today Pennsylvania to the admiral�s son, also named William Penn. Penn named the territory New Wales. A Welsh member of England�s Privy Council objected, so Penn called it Sylvania (woods). The king changed the name to Pennsylvania, in honor of the admiral.
  • Mixed Farming
  • Propriety
  • Population- By 1685, the population of Pennsylvania had reached 9,000
  • Dutch
  • Erie, Honniasont, Huron, Iroquois (especially Seneca and Oneida), Leni Lenape, Munsee, Shawnee, Susquehannock, and unknown others
  • Has no Religion