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Founding the Middle Colonies. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware. Promoted Religious Freedom. Included Catholics , Protestants, Quakers and Jews . Geography. Hudson and Delaware Rivers supported shipping and commerce . River Valleys – fertile soil and mild winters

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Founding the middle colonies

Founding the Middle Colonies

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware


Promoted religious freedom

Promoted Religious Freedom

  • Included Catholics, Protestants, Quakers and Jews.


Geography

Geography

  • Hudson and Delaware Rivers supported shipping and commerce.

  • River Valleys – fertile soil and mild winters

    • Conditions favorable for farming and raising cattle.


Patroon

Patroon

  • A person who brought 50 settlers to New Netherland (later New York).

  • Received a large land grant and special hunting, furring, and fishing priveleges.


Proprietary colony

Proprietary Colony

  • Colony owned by an individual.


Founding the southern colonies

Founding the Southern Colonies

  • Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia


Geography1

Geography

  • Soil and climate suitable for year round farming

  • Warm weather crops – rice, tobacco, indigo, cotton


Demand for cheap labor

Demand for cheap labor

  • Use of the plantation system

  • plantation- large farm used to grow (plant) cash crops.

  • Pushed need for slave labor


Royal colony

Royal Colony

  • Ruled by a governor appointed by the King of England.

  • Ex: Carolinas, Georgia


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