Ch.4, Sec.2 - The Middle Colonies: Farms & Cities

Ch.4, Sec.2 - The Middle Colonies: Farms & Cities

Ch.4, Sec.2 The Middle Colonies: Farms & Cities A Wealth of Resources - the Middle Colonies consisted of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, & Delaware Ch.4, Sec.2 The Middle

Colonies: Farms & Cities - the Middle Colonies, especially Pennsylvania, provided a climate of acceptance for all religions - the Middle Colonies attracted a wide variety of immigrants from all over Europe - resources included houses, roads, meadows, orchards, bridges, a long growing season, and soil rich enough to grow cash crops such as fruits, vegetables, and grains Ch.4, Sec.2 The Middle Colonies: Farms & Cities

The Importance of Mills - gristmills were used to turn grain into usable flour or meal - bread was crucial to the Middle Colonists diet, but they also sold a lot of it to the regions coastal markets for sale Ch.4, Sec.2 The Middle Colonies: Farms & Cities The Cities Prosper - New York City developed along the Hudson River in New York and Philadelphia developed along the Delaware River in

Pennsylvania - trade made cities grow very fast, but even more so in Philadelphia where buildings like Independence Hall were built - port cities exported cash crops and imported goods Ch.4, Sec.2 The Middle Colonies: Farms & Cities A Diverse Region - the Middle Colonies showed a vast diversity of immigrant people from all over Europe

- the colonies were mostly made up of English, Germans, Dutch, Irish, French, Swedish, etc - many German artisans made rifles, furniture, glass, etc - the Germans used Conestoga wagons for trade, which would later be used to settle the West Ch.4, Sec.2 The Middle Colonies: Farms & Cities A Climate of Tolerance

- no single cultural group dominated, so the Middle Colonies has a great amount of tolerance for each other and their religious differences - the Quakers in Pennsylvania supported equality, religious tolerance, and spoke out against Native American & African American slavery Ch.4, Sec.2 The Middle

Colonies: Farms & Cities African Americans in the Middle Colonies - by A.D. 1750, about 7% of the Middle Colonies population was enslaved - most worked as manual laborers, servants, wagon drivers, and assistants to artisans - free African Americans made their ways to cities, like New York, where they worked as laborers, servants, and sailors

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