Middle Colonies

Name of Colony

Year founded

Founder

New York

1626

Peter Minuit

Delaware

1638

Peter Minuit

Pennsylvania

1682

William Penn

New Jersey

1660

Lord Berkeley

The people who founded the Middle colonies were looking to practice their own religion or to make money.

New York

Delaware

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

1. Major lakes are Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain, and Lake George.

Delaware is made up of two major land regions; the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Piedmont.

Major rivers are Allegheny River, Susquehanna River, Delaware River, and the Ohio River.

New Jersey is occupied by four main land regions; the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Piedmont, the New England Upland, and the Appalachian Ridge and Valley region.

2. New York is one of the wettest states covered by 7,251 square miles of water.

Delaware is covered by 535 square miles of water.

Pennsylvania is covered by 1,239 square miles of water.

New Jersey is covered by 1,303 square miles of water.

3. Highest temperature recorded is 108 degrees F; lowest temperature recorded is -52 degrees F.

Highest temperature recorded is 110 degrees F; lowest temperature recorded is -17 degrees F.

Highest temperature recorded is 111 degrees F; lowest temperature recorded is -42 degrees.

Highest temperature recorded is 110 degrees F; lowest temperature recorded is -34 degrees.

People who lived in the Middle colonies went to churches.

The economic conditions of the Middle colonies were very favorable. The climate was warmer, affording a longer growing season.

-The people in the Middle colonies were grouped into three social classes: the gentry, the rich people, and best educated.


-The houses the people lived in were mainly made out of mud and wood.


-Benjamin Franklin was born and raised in the Middle colonies.


-The Dutch and the Swedish were the first to settle in the Middle colonies.


-The colonists used local plants and Native American techniques when dealing with illnesses.


-The people in the Middle colonies were grouped into three social classes: the gentry, the rich people, and best educated.


-The houses the people lived in were mainly made out of mud and wood.


-Benjamin Franklin was born and raised in the Middle colonies.


-The Dutch and the Swedish were the first to settle in the Middle colonies.


-The colonists used local plants and Native American techniques when dealing with illnesses.