Why you should settle in Pennsylvania
Who and Why?
Government: By 1775 Pennsylvania was governed as a Proprietary Colony.
Trade: The Middle Colonies were the big food producing region that included corn and wheat and livestock including beef and pork. Other industries included the production of iron ore, lumber, textiles, furs and shipbuilding.
How geography helped the economy: Since it was located on a coastal plain, a lot of farming could be done. Pennsylvania was often referred to as a breadbasket colony because it grew so many crops, especially wheat. The wheat was ground into flour in flour mills then shipped to England.
1.The colony was well-advertised and by 1700 was the third biggest and richest colony in the New World.
3. Freedom of worship and religion was granted to all citizens.