Middle Colonies: Delaware

Delaware was founded in 1638 by Peter Minute, and the New Sweden Company.  They manufactured iron ore products such as plows, tools, kettles, locks, nails and large blocks of iron which they exported to England.  The climate was mild  with warm summers and mild winters that were suited to farming and agriculture.  They did not have a specific religion which gave way to religious freedom for Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews and others.