Colonization in the 17th Century Middle Colonies Spring 2017

New york and new jersey 1664 charles ii of england

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New York and New Jersey 1664 Charles II of England granted brother, Duke of York, land in North America, including New Netherlands; Duke sailed to New Amsterdam and demanded surrender; settlement taken over by English, renamed New York New York one of the most open and heterogeneous places in North America; New York leading to New Jersey comprised of lands given by Duke to friends Proprietary Colonies
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Pennsylvania William Penn prominent Quaker in England; Quakers religious dissenters, focused on modest and democratic faith Penn’s vision a Quaker colony in North America; a “holy experiment” in self- government and toleration 1681 Charles II granted Penn 45,000 square miles for new colony; 1682 Penn and followers founded settlement of Philadelphia and the new colony of Pennsylvania William Penn
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Pennsylvania Quaker tolerance led to religious and cultural diversity, similar to New York; Quaker religion influenced government, but no required attendance and no established church Self-government colonial council and popular assembly; council eventually integrated into assembly which held
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  • Fall '16
  • Cory Davis
  • Thirteen Colonies, New Netherland, New Jersey, Imperial Authority

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