The Middle Colonies were Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These states comprised the middle region of the United States in pre-Revolutionary War America.Continue Reading
The early settlers of the Middle Colonies heavily relied on farming and the fur industry for their economic survival. Fertile soil was brought by glaciers from the North. Being located farther south, the planting season was much longer, bringing with it ample sunlight and rain. The farmers used a convenient mode of transportation by traveling down the wide rivers of Delaware and Hudson, to carry their goods to the markets where their harvests were sold. They also had access to wildlife and often hunted and trapped wild animals.
The Middle Colonies were more diverse compared to the New England colonies and the South colonies. The English, Swedes, French, Dutch, Germans, Finns and other ethnic European groups lived in proximity to each others. The region was also settled by Native Americans, such as the Algonquin and the Iroquois tribes. Aside from being a melting pot of various ethnicities, these mid-states had an assortment of religious institutions. There were a number of Lutherans, Quakers, Presbyterians, Dutch Calvinists and Mennonites, which prevented one faith from prevailing over another. The Middle Colonies were not as cohesive as the other colonies because of ethnic and religious differences.Learn more about US History
The Middle colonies, the middle region of the 13 colonies, were the states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Because of their prime locations along the Eastern coast, the Middle colonies were important distribution centers for English merchants. The Middle colonies were also a “middle region” between the North and South.Full Answer >
The 13 colonies on the American flag include Delaware, Pennsylvania, Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina, Maryland, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts Bay and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. They were the states that originally declared themselves independent of England and the British crown.Full Answer >
Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut and Massachusetts were the first six states to ratify the U.S. Constitution, officially joining the United States of America. Maryland, South Carolina and New Hampshire were the last three states to endorse ratification before the newly established government took effect on March 4, 1789, but Virginia and New York soon followed in June and July, respectively.Full Answer >
E-Z Pass help centers are located in all states that accept E-Z pass, including New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maine. Twenty-six agencies in 15 states in the Northeast and Midwest use E-ZPass as of September 2015.Full Answer >