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The Middle Colonies The middle colonies of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, were more Culturally and religiously diverse than the earlier New England and Southern colonies, partly as a Result of Britain taking New Netherland away from the Dutch West India Company, which had Previously settled the area. Political events in England that centered on religious conflict had a Significant impact on the political and religious underpinnings of the American colonies. The Glorious Revolution brought about two documents that would form the foundational ideas that The post-Revolutionary United States would build upon: the Bill of Rights of 1689, and the Act Of Toleration of 1689. Prior to the Glorious Revolution, Charles II signed a charter granting William Penn a large tract of land that would become Pennsylvania. Penn’s experience of being Persecuted for his Quaker beliefs led him to the founding principles that he codified in his Charter of Liberties that would guarantee free and fair trial by jury, freedom of religion, freedom from Unjust imprisonment and free elections. Diverse interest groups. Terms New Netherland New Amsterdam Patroonship Henry Hudson Charles II- Assumed the crown after his father was beheaded James II (Duke of York)- Son of Charles the first and brother of Charles the second, was catholic and married and Italian princess named Mary of Modena Glorious Revolution-
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