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Middle colonies

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royal colony a colony that is under control of the English king
proprietary colony a colony given to an individual by the king of England
cash crop a crop (such as tobacco or cotton) that is grown to be sold rather than for use by the farmer
Conestoga wagon a broad-wheeled covered wagon drawn usually by six horses and used especially for transporting freight across the prairies
patroon the captain or officer commanding a ship
apprentice a person who learns a job or skill by working for a fixed period of time for someone who is very good at that job or skill
frontier a border between two countries
pacifists the belief that it is wrong to use war or violence to settle disputes
Henry Hudson explored the northeastern coast of America, eventually sailing into the mouth of a wide river near today's New York City. He hoped the river - now named the Hudson River - would provide a passage west to the Pacific.
Peter Minuit Dutch colonist who bought Manhattan from the Native Americans for various trinkets and goods, which in the 19th century. Governor
Peter Stuyvesant He traveled to the New World and arrived in New Amsterdam ( which later became New York) in May 1647 and He was the son of a minister and received a good education studying at Franeker. Governor
John Berkeley an English royalist soldier. rose to prominence, fortune and fame. He and Sir George Carteret were the founders of the U.S. state of New Jersey.
George Carteret royalist statesman in Jersey and England, who served in the Clarendon Ministry as Treasurer of the Navy. He was also one of the original Lords Proprietor of the former British colony of Carolina and New Jersey. Carteret, a town
James Duke of York ruler of new York gave some land to two of his friends to start new jersey
William Penn English real estate, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians.
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