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Middle Colonies

Grade 4

What is a nickname for the Middle Colonies? The Breadbasket Colonies
What are the four Middle Colonies? Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York
What were three crops grown in the Middle Colonies? wheat, corn, and rye
What ocean borders the Middle Colonies? The Atlantic Ocean
What was the most important industry in the Middle Colonies? farming
In addition to rich land, what other special feature did this region have? large harbors
What are some landforms found in the Middle Colonies? plains, hills, forests, and meadows
New Sweden is found in which colony? Delaware
New Netherland is found in which colony? New Jersey
Where was New Netherland's first community of free Africans? Manhattan
Who sent four warships to take New Netherland from the Dutch? the Duke of York
Where was the first Quaker settlement in North America? Salem, New Jersey
Which religious group believed that all people were equal? The Quakers
Who is Pennsylvania named after? William Penn
Why were the Middle Colonies called the "breadbasket "colonies? Because they grew so many crops used in making bread
Created by: mochateacher
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