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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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