Middle Colinies

By: Dylan Frost

"Home is where you stay" ®

The Middle Colonies

  1. New York
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. New Jersey
  4. Delaware

The Middle Colonies had a milder climate and much better soil than New England.  The settlers in the Middle Colonies had come from the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, France, and Scotland. The Middle Colonies were well suited for small farms, and thus, became known as the "Bread Basket" because of all the grains that were grown in the Middle Colonies and then shipped to Philadelphia and New York.
As Philadelphia and New York grew as trading centers, manufacturing increased. Philadelphia also became an important shipbuilding place.