The Middle Colonies

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The Middle Colonies

  1. 1. Middle Colonies
  2. 2. The Middle Colonies <ul><li>Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background info <ul><li>Society in the middle colonies was far more varied, cosmopolitan and tolerant than in New England. </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania and Delaware owed their initial success to William Penn. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Middle Colonies <ul><li>The Middle Colonies were the most ethnically and religiously diverse of the thirteen original colonies because of the influence of their Polish, English, Dutch, French and German origins </li></ul><ul><li>The Middle Colonies were tolerant of various religions and ethnic populations </li></ul>
  5. 5. The climate and economy of the Middle Colonies <ul><li>Considered the commercial center of the eastern North American colonies </li></ul><ul><li>Known as the &quot;bread basket&quot; of the thirteen colonies because of their large grain export </li></ul><ul><li>The climate in the Middle Colonies was relatively hot, allowing for a longer growing season </li></ul><ul><li>It was warmer than its northern counterpart New England but cooler than the Southern colonies, helping stop the spread of disease </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to New England, the soil was much more fertile and less rocky </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pioneer families planted crops such as: <ul><li>Maize </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat </li></ul><ul><li>Rye </li></ul><ul><li>Potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Peas </li></ul><ul><li>Flax </li></ul>

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