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New Jersey Presentation

  1. 1. New Jersey<br />By:<br />Kira Oppici<br />Zach Freed<br />
  2. 2. Origins<br />New Jersey was originally settled in 1623<br />New Jersey was settled by the Dutch <br />In 1664 the Duke of York made a proprietary grant to Sir George Carteret and Lord Berkeley of the land between the Hudson and the Delaware River<br />Carteret and Berkeley bribed settlers to come in by promising them freedom of religion<br />They intended to make great profit from the real estate of this land<br />They named this state New Jersey for the governor Carteret, who governed the Isle of Jersey<br />
  3. 3. Continued..<br />Due to constant disturbances between Carteret and his settlers the land was sold to John Fenwick and Edward Byllynge in 163 for 5,000 dollars<br />However, shortly after due to bankruptcy the land was passed down to William Penn <br />In 1676 the land divided into two parts<br />East New Jersey remained land owned by Carteret and the Quakers<br />Finally in 1787 New Jersey was the third state to ratify the constitution<br />In the late 70’s when Edmund Andros was governor of New York he tried to take over New Jersey and imprisoned Carteret<br />Judges decided Andros had no right to do this and since New Jersey has been governed on its own<br />
  4. 4. Philip Carteret <br />
  5. 5. Social Aspects<br />New Jersey consisted of of very heavy farming<br />The New Jersey settlers did not concern themselves much with government matters but instead kept constantly trying to better their farming skills<br />New Jersey had a very friendly relationship with the Indians <br />There were no Indian wars in the settlement and the settlers from New Jersey profited from good trade relations with the Indians <br />
  6. 6. New Jersey Colonial Currency<br />Front<br />Reverse<br />
  7. 7. Values<br />As many colonial people the settlers of New Jersey placed many of their values on their religion, which was Puritan for most of the settlers in this state<br />The wives of the families were also in charge of taking care of the men and the families, they would do things like:<br /> -cleaning <br /> -cooking<br /> -making sausages after the pig slaughtering<br /> -making clothing for the family<br /> -making soap during the spring <br /> -home schooling the children <br />
  8. 8. Entertainment <br />While there was entertainment in colonial New Jersey it was not as important to settlers than as it is to us now<br />People mainly spent most of their time working <br />Children today do not usually work however, people at during colonial times worked often with their family<br />There was forms of entertainment though, people played games and there’s talk of a game with a ball and a stick<br />The most common sport during the colonial period in New Jersey and New England was horse racing<br />
  9. 9. New Jersey State Flag<br />
  10. 10. The End <br />
  11. 11. Bibliography <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />