The "Bread Basket"
By Evan Thigpen
The "Bread Basket"?
The Middle colonies were known as the "Bread Basket" because of the mass amounts of wheat that the middle colonies grew due to the geographical features of the middle of the New World. All of the Middle colonies shared four similar features: one is that wheat was the cash crop, two is that they had no set religion, three was that they all were Proprietary colonies, and that they had no set religion. These four things makes all of these middle colonies have alot in common and little in difference.
Pennsylvania was the last of the middle colonies to be founded. It was founded by William Penn in 1682. Like all other Middle colonies it was no different in the fact that it grew wheat as its cash crop, was a Proprietary colony, and that it had no set religion. But it was different in one way, that way was by who it was inhabited by. The Quakers were the inhabitants of this middle colony. The Quakers were a group of christians, although there was no set religion Pennslyvania was full of Quakers which made this colony seem to be Christian based.