S: The 13 Colonies
FC: The Thirteen Colonies By: Carolynn Hager
1: I would like to dedicate my book to, The Uzbecs
3: The Middle Colonies had a total of four states in it. The four states included were Delaware , Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Major exports of this colony were grain, iron, live stock and furs. Life in the middle colonies was good for people who wanted religious freedom. In 1664 New Netherlands became New York.
4: This is William Penn, He is credited for finding Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania when Penn went looking for new land, he found Pennsylvania which means, "Penn's Wood's)
5: The King of England gave New Netherlands to the duke of York, who later renamed it New York. New Jersey separated from New York. The duke said that New York was too big to govern on his own, so he gave some of New York to his friends.
7: The New England Colonies, were the colonies that the puritans settled in, to be more specific Massachusetts. Massachusetts was founded by John Winthrop, and others in 1630. The government in Massachusetts was based upon a voting system. All of the representatives were churchmen. Between 1629 and 1640, 15,000 settlers came to the colony, this was known as the Great Migration.
8: Settlers began to leave the Massachusetts colony because of all the religious power. The Puritans Decided to leave England in the first place because the churches in England had Catholic displays and they thought it was somewhat sinful. Puritans wanted to purify so they left England. Puritans and Native Americans fought over land , as more colonists settled into New England they began to take more of the native Americans land. By 1670 over 45,000 settlers were living in New England.
9: The towns and villages were important to the New England lifestyle because in the center of each village there was a commons area, it was an open field were cattle could gaze. The Puritans worshiped the village meeting house, Sunday was known as Holy Day of Rest and it was taken very seriously.
11: The Southern Colonies Maryland was important to the Roman Catholics. In 1632 Sir George Calvert asked King Charles the 1st for a colony in the Americas for Catholics. Calvert named the colony of Maryland after the king's wife. When Calvert died his son Lord Baltimore (Cecil Calvert) took over the colony of Maryland. In about 1634 settlers arrived in Baltimore, Lord Baltimore appointed a governor and a council.
12: The Carolinas were in honor of King Charles the 1st, and Georgia was founded by James Edward Oglethorpe a wealthy Londoner who spent his life working with the poor. He believed that the colony would be a better place to send poor people, many of whom were in debtor's prisons. Founding a new colony to the south of South Carolina also served the strategic purposes of England, creating a barrier against the Spanish in Florida.