|Name of Colony||Date Founded||Reason For Colony’s Establishment||Founder||Primary Economic Base|
|New Jersey(New Netherlands)||1623 by Dutch, 1664 by English||Originally settled by Dutch in 1623. Taken over by British. Proprietary grant made by Duke of York to George Carteret and Lord Berkeley||English Colonists||Manufacturing (ironworking, lumbering)|
|New York (New Amsterdam)||1624 by Dutch, 1664 by English||Exploratory colony for the Netherlands||Peter Minuit and other Dutch sailors||Manufacturing (shipbuilding, iron works), Agriculture (cattle, grain, rice, indigo, wheat)|
|Pennsylvania||1682||A grant fiven to William Penn by King Charles II to set up a quaker colony in Pennsylvania (Penn’s woods)||William Penn||Agriculture (wheat, corn, cattle, dairy), Manufacturing (textiles, papermaking, shipbuilding)|
|Delaware||1638 by Swedish, 1655 by Dutch, 1664 by English||Discovered for exploratory purposes by Sweden and made into a proprietary colony by British.||Peter Minuit||Agriculture (fishing), Manufacturing (lumbering)|
Cite this article as: William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team), "Original Middle American Colonies," in SchoolWorkHelper, 2021, https://schoolworkhelper.net/original-middle-american-colonies/.