The Colonial Peri13

The Colonial Peri13 - TheColonialPeriod

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The Colonial Period Culture and society in the 13 British colonies THE MIDDLE COLONIES Society in the middle colonies was far more varied, cosmopolitan, and tolerant than in  New England.  Under William Penn, Pennsylvania functioned smoothly and grew rapidly.  By 1685, its population was almost 9,000.  The heart of the colony was Philadelphia, a  city of broad, tree-shaded streets, substantial brick and stone houses, and busy docks.  By the end of the colonial period, nearly a century later, 30,000 people lived there,  representing many languages, creeds, and trades. Their talent for successful business  enterprise made the city one of the thriving centers of the British Empire. Though the Quakers dominated in Philadelphia, elsewhere in Pennsylvania others were  well represented. Germans became the colony's most skillful farmers.  Important, too,  were cottage industries such as weaving, shoemaking, cabinetmaking, and other crafts.  
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