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The Middle Colonies. What you need to know!. Middle Colonies. People from many nations settled the middle colonies Dutch, Swedes, Finns, English, & Scots The Economy was mainly Trade & Farming. New York / New Jersey. New York Founded By Dutch Called It New Amsterdam – lots of fur trade

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The middle colonies

The Middle Colonies

What you need to know!


Middle colonies

Middle Colonies

  • People from many nations settled the middle colonies

    • Dutch, Swedes, Finns, English, & Scots

  • The Economy was mainly Trade & Farming


New york new jersey

New York / New Jersey

  • New York

    • Founded By Dutch

    • Called It New Amsterdam – lots of fur trade

    • The English Renamed it NY in 1664

  • New Jersey

    • Had diverse population of Dutch, Swedes, Finns & Scots

    • English Took Control in 1664


Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

  • Founded by William Penn – A Quaker

  • Quakers supported non-violence & Religious tolerance.

  • Philadelphia means “City of Brotherly Love.”


Economy

Economy

  • Farming

    • Wheat

    • Barley

    • Oats

  • Labor – Mostly Indentured Servants

  • Trade with England & West Indies (Cuba) was important.


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