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Title: The Middle Colonies


1
The Middle Colonies
  • Delaware
  • Founded in 1638
  • Founded by William Penn
  • Presented by Morgan Barnes and
  • Jade Dioguardi

2
Geographical Characteristics climate
  • Glaciers dropped fertile soil.
  • Warm damp climate.
  • A good farming region.
  • It was warm in the summer and cold in the winter.
  • Both men and woman spent long hours in the field
    and at home.789

3
Reason for settlement
  • Worship Freely.
  • James the Duke of York gave William Penn more
    land because he didnt want the land anymore.
  • This land later became Delaware.

4
Religious Beliefs
  • They were Catholics, Jews, Quakers, and
    Lutherans.
  • They believed that all people could worship
    Freely.
  • They could voice their opinions.

5
Government
  • Worship Freely.
  • Colonists could elect an assembly.
  • In England Penn was a member of a religious group
    called the society of friends, or Quakers.
  • In Delaware it was mostly Quakers.

6
Education
  • Only older men could go to collage.
  • Parents had to teach their kids how to read and
    write.
  • Most children in the Middle colonies learned how
    to read write but many colonies believed that
    it was most important for children to learn
    useful work skills
  • Parents expected their children to learn a
    business or run the family farm instead of going
    to collage.

7
Agriculture/Manufacturing
  • Colonists hunted and trapped deer and beaver.
  • They grew grain, rice, and tobacco.
  • Colonists were free to make decisions they
    believed would earn them the most money.
  • They had a free market economy.
  • They also planted indigo which was important to
    the Middle colonies because it could be made into
    a blue dye to color cloth.
  • Some of the laborers in the Middle colonies were
    enslaved Africans they worked in laundries, as
    house servants or on the docks loading and
    unloading ships.

8
Settlements/Homes
  • The people of the Middle colonies came from many
    lands.
  • Colonists were German, Dutch, Scots-Irish,
    Scan-dinavian, and English.
  • Many people came to Delaware because they didnt
    agree with the church of England.

9
Towns/cities
  • New Amsterdam (City)
  • New Sweden (city) was the original name of
    Delaware.
  • In 1776, the colony officially became Delaware.
  • Wilmington

10
Other interesting facts to know
  • The Middle colonies were a place where people
    from many different countries could live together
    and earn a good living.
  • William Penn got along with the Indians when most
    other people fought with the Indians.
  • There were 2,500 people in Delaware in 1700, and
    in 1770 there were 35,500 people in Delaware.
  • Delaware was right next to Maryland.

11
Important people to know
  • John Berkley
  • Olaudah Equono
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Henry Hudson
  • Peter Minuit
  • Peter Stuyvesant
  • William Penn
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