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Plymouth
(1620) Founded by the Pilgrims. William Bradford was the first governor. The Mayflower Compact is a unique fact.
Massachusetts Bay
(1630) Founded by the Puritans. John Winthrop was the first governor. Town Meetings were unique to this colony.
Connecticut
(1636) Founded by Thomas Hooker. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut were unique to this colony.
Rhode Island
(1636) Founded by Roger Williams. Anne Hutchinson came here after leaving Massachusetts. Religious Tolerance is unique to this colony.
New York
(1624/1664) Originally settled by the Dutch. The founders were Peter Stuyvesant, and Peter Minuit.
Pennsylvania
(1681) Founded by William Penn, and Proprietor Quakers. This colony was a Holy Experiment.
New Jersey
(1664) Foudned by George Cartaret, and Lord Berkeley. It was a Proprietary Colony.
Delaware
(1704) Although it was originally Swedish, it was founded by William Penn.
Virginia
(1607) Founded as Jamestown by John Smith and the London Virginia Company. A unique face about this colony is the House of Burgesses.
Maryland
(1634) Founded by Sir George Calvert, and his son Lord Baltimore. A unique face about this colony is the Act of Toleration and freedom of religion for Christians (not Jews).
North Carolina
(1712) Founded by Nobles.
South Carolina
(1719) Founded by Nobles.
Georgia
(1733) Founded by Proprietor James Oglethorpe. This colony was a haven for debtors, and there was no slavery AT FIRST.
There was mild summers, cold winters, and windy weather. The land way rocky, with some mountains, many forests, and poor farming. There was subsistence farming, fishing, hunting, whaling, and lumber.

There were Public Schools.
New England.
There were mild and hot summers, cool winters, good farming, and large growing seasons. THere was fertile soil, small farms, large ores. "Breadbasket Colonies" was what they were called. There were grains and livestock.

There were Private Schools
Middle Colonies.
There was fertile land, open spaces, and it was going towards gentile mountains. There were warm/hot summers, moderate winters, and rain. There were both small and large farms/plantation. THe cash crops were tobacco, rice, indigo, and cotton.

THere were tutors instead of school.
Southern Colonies