Name of ColonyDate FoundedReason For Colony’s EstablishmentFounderPrimary Economic Base
New Jersey(New Netherlands)1623 by Dutch, 1664 by EnglishOriginally settled by Dutch in 1623. Taken over by British. Proprietary grant made by Duke of York to George Carteret and Lord BerkeleyEnglish ColonistsManufacturing (ironworking, lumbering)
New York (New Amsterdam)1624 by Dutch, 1664 by EnglishExploratory colony for the NetherlandsPeter Minuit and other Dutch sailorsManufacturing (shipbuilding, iron works), Agriculture (cattle, grain, rice, indigo, wheat)
Pennsylvania1682A grant fiven to William Penn by King Charles II to set up a quaker colony in Pennsylvania (Penn’s woods)William PennAgriculture (wheat, corn, cattle, dairy), Manufacturing (textiles, papermaking, shipbuilding)
Delaware1638 by Swedish, 1655 by Dutch, 1664 by EnglishDiscovered for exploratory purposes by Sweden and made into a proprietary colony by British.Peter MinuitAgriculture (fishing), Manufacturing (lumbering)
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