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Title: Ch 2.4 Settlement of Middle and Southern Colonies


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Ch 2.4 Settlement of Middle and Southern Colonies
  • MAIN IDEA
  • The founding of the Middle and Southern colonies
    provided settlers with many economic
    opportunities.

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WHY IT MATTERS NOW
  • America is still a place where immigrants seek
    freedom and economic opportunity.

3
New Netherland
  • Dutch India Company colonizes, 1621.
  • Settlers from other countries and Africa
    welcomed.
  • Dutch trade for furs with Native Amer.

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English Takeover
  • In 1664, Duke of York becomes proprietor of New
    Netherland.
  • -Renamed colony New York
  • -Later gives part of the land to friends, names
    it New Jersey
  • -Religious freedom.

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Penns Holy Experiment
  • In 1681, William Penn founds Pennsylvania on the
    Quaker principles.
  • Quakers ideas equality, cooperation, religious
    toleration, and pacifism.
  • -Adult males given 50 acres, right to vote.
  • -Representative assembly
  • -Freedom of religion
  • Native people treated fairly 50 years without
    conflict.

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Thriving Colony
  • Penn recruits immigrants, 1000s of Germans come.
  • Quakers become minority slavery is introduced.
  • Allowed Delaware own assembly broke off.

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Southern Colonies
  • Cash Crops Tobacco, Rice, Indigo.
  • Lord Baltimore, a Catholic, founds Maryland in
    1632.
  • -allows religious freedom.
  • Carolinas are founded by settlers from Barbados
    and built Charles town, (Charleston) in 1670.
  • James Ogelthorpe founds Georgia as a haven for
    debtors.
  • By 1752, there are 13 British Colonies in the
    North America.
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