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13 Colonies Comparison Chart. New England Colonies. New England Colonies. Massachusetts. Landing at Plymouth Rock. Massachusetts Founded: 1620 By the Pilgrims Why? Escape harsh treatment from the English (Religious Freedom). New England Colonies. Rhode Island. Roger Williams.

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new england colonies3
New England Colonies

Massachusetts

Landing at Plymouth Rock

  • Massachusetts
    • Founded: 1620
      • By the Pilgrims
    • Why?
      • Escape harsh treatment from the English

(Religious Freedom)

new england colonies4
New England Colonies

Rhode Island

Roger Williams

  • Rhode Island
    • Founded 1636
      • By Roger Williams
    • Why?
      • Opposed the “New England Way” & guaranteed religious freedom and separation of church and state.
new england colonies5
New England Colonies

Connecticut

Thomas Hooker

  • Skipped New Hampshire
  • Connecticut
    • Founded in 1636
      • By Thomas Hooker
    • Why?
      • Puritans expanded settlement into a new colony.
middle colonies7
Middle Colonies

Penn’s Woods

William Penn

  • Pennsylvania
    • Founded in 1681
      • By William Penn
    • Why?
      • Area where Quakers could live according to their beliefs.
middle colonies8
Middle Colonies

Fort Christina State Park

  • Delaware
    • Founded in 1638
      • By the Swedes and Finns (Fort Christina) later given to W. Penn
      • Penn also granted land to Delaware
    • Why?
      • Religious Freedom and a better life.
middle colonies9
Middle Colonies

New York (New Netherlands)

Fort Orange

  • New York
    • Founded in 1624
      • By the Dutch (Dutch West Indies Company)
    • Why?
      • Make $$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Middle Colonies

New Jersey

Duke of York, George Carteret, & John Berkeley

  • New Jersey
    • Founded in 1664
      • By the Duke of York, George Carteret, & John Berkeley
    • Why?
      • Land given by the Duke; provided religious freedom, land grants & representative assembly.
southern colonies12
Southern Colonies

Virginia

Jamestown

  • Virginia
    • Founded in 1607
      • By the Virginia Company of London (English)
    • Why?
      • Make $$$$$$$$$ for the Virginia Company
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Southern Colonies
  • The Carolinas
    • Founded in 1663
      • By Proprietors ( Private Land Owners)
    • Why?
      • Religious Freedom, ability to make money off of the land.
southern colonies14
Southern Colonies

Georgia

James Oglethorpe

  • Georgia
    • Founded in 1732
      • By James Oglethorpe
    • Why?
      • A refuge for debtors (One that owes something to another)
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Southern Colonies

Maryland

Lord Baltimore

  • Maryland
    • Founded in 1632
      • By Lord Baltimore
    • Why?
      • A religious haven for Roman Catholics fleeing England.