New Jersey : 13 Colonies
Let's take a look back at the Colonial times
The Government of the Colony of New Jersey
In 1665, Philip Carteret was appointed as the governor of the Colony of New Jersey. In 1676, the Colony of New Jersey was divided into East and West Jersey. In the division, Carteret took the East and Berkley took the West. In 1682, Carteret sold his right to East Jersey to William Penn and others.
Religion in New Jersey
New Jersey did not have a main religion. It had a mix of many religions within itself. There really wasn't a dominant religion within the colony itself. Though they did have a Dutch Church within the colony.
Economics with New Jersey
New Jersey was referred to as the Breadbasket Colony because it grew so many crops, especially wheat. The wheat was ground into flour and shipped to England. Most farms were 50 to 150 acres consisting of houses, barns, fields, and yards. One type of industry that the colony had was flax and hemp farms that featured the textiles industry.
Social life's of the people of New Jersey
Two colleges were established in the Colony. There was one school in the entire Colony. Women really didn't have a specific role in the colony. These women were considered landowners if they were worth 50 pounds.