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founded in 1682 by william penn
- he wanted the colony to enjoy religous freedom and peace
- Reason for Founding: Religious freedom for Quakers; trade and profits
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- Last way they earned money
- The Middle Colonies were the big food producing region that included corn and wheat and livestock including beef and pork. Other industries included the production of iron ore, lumber, textiles, furs and shipbuilding - refer to Colonial Times.
- 3rd way they earned money
- Flax and hemp farms were established in the Middle Colonies furthering the textiles industry
- Another way they earned money
- Pennsylvania was often referred to as a breadbasket colony because it grew so many crops, especially wheat. The wheat was ground into flour in flour mills then shipped to England.
- 1 way they earned money
- A typical farm was 50 to 150 acres consisting of a house, barn, yard and fields
Ways Colonists Earned Money
Penn as a haven for his fellow Quakers. Pennsylvania’s capital, Philadelphia, was the site of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775, the latter of which produced the Declaration of Independence, sparking the American Revolution.
- Religion: Not dominated by a specific religion which gave way to religious freedom for Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews and others. Refer to Religion in the Colonies
Government: By 1775 Pennsylvania was governed as a Proprietary Colony.
The Middle Colonies were the big food producing region that included corn and wheat and livestock including beef and pork. Other industries included the production of iron ore, lumber, textiles, furs and shipbuilding - refer to Colonial Times.
Peter Stuyvesant and Peter Minuit.In 1664, King Charles II granted New Netherland to his brother James, Duke of York who took a fleet to the area. The Dutch surrendered New Netherlands without a fight and it was renamed New York.
Geography: Mountains, coastal plain and plateau areas to Lake Erie lowlands. The general geography of the Middle Colonies had a mix of the New England and Southern features but had fertile soil and land that was suited to farming
Climate: The Middle Colonies had a mild climate with warm summers and mild winters that were suited to farming and agriculture
Geography & Climate