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David Knapp, Steven Bucher, Cameron Bournes, Ethan Burrell

Colonies

Who?

When?

Why?

Connecticut
(Dutch, became
English)

Founded by Thomas
Hooker and others at
Hartford.

Founded 1636,
Statehood 1788

Founded for political


and religious freedom
after disagreements
with Massachusetts
Bay.

Delaware
(Originally Dutch,
became English)

Founded in 1638 by
Founded in 1638,
Peter Minuit and New First of the 13
Sweden Company.
colonies to become a
state in 1787.

Founded for trade and


agricultural
opportunity that the
state presented. Had
fertile soil and lumber
for manufacturing.

Maryland
(English Colony)

Founded in 1633 by
George Calvert and
Lord Baltimore.

Founded in 1633,
Statehood in 1788

Founded for religious


freedom and had
manufacturing and
agricultural
industries.

Massachusetts
(English Colony)

Founded by John
Winthrop and
Thomas Dudley.

Colony founded in
1630
Statehood in 1788

John Winthrop
wanted a state free of
Puritan persecution
and established the
Massachusetts Bay
Colony to practice
freely.

New Hampshire
(English Colony)

Grant to the land was


given to Sir
Ferdinando Gorges
and John Mason in
1622.

Founded 1622
Statehood 1788

Founded as part of a
land grant given by
the Council of New
England

New Jersey
(Originally Dutch
Colony but absorbed
by English)

Given to Sir George


Carteret

Founded in 1664
Statehood granted in
1787

This land was gifted


to Sir George Carteret
from the Duke of
York to govern

New York
(Originally Dutch
Colony but absorbed
by English)

Founded by Peter
Minuit

Colony founded in
1626
Statehood 1788

It was founded by the


Dutch for trade of
furs, in the name of
the Duke of York

North Carolina
(English Colony)

Founded by Virginian
colonist and Lord
Proprietors

Colony founded in
1653
Statehood 1789

Virginian farmers
moved to the
wilderness as a way
to get free from
religious laws, the
land is later granted
to Lord Proprietors.

Pennsylvania
(English Colony)

Founded by William
Penn

Founded 1682,
Statehood 1787

Received land from


his grandfather, and
wanted to have
freedom of religion
without persecution
for Quakers and other
religions.

Rhode Island
(English Colony)

Founded by Roger
Williams

Founded 1636,
Statehood 1790

Williams wanted a
proper separation of
the church and state
in Massachusetts, and
was banished.

South Carolina
(English Colony)

Founded by 8 English Founded 1663,


Nobles with a charter Statehood 1788
from King Charles II.

Virginians got tired of


religious laws and
moved to the
wilderness, later the
king gifted the land to
noblemen. The
noblemen and the
group lived in peace,
and separated into
South and North
Carolina after the
land was sold back to
the king.

Virginia
(English Colony)

Founded by The
London Company

Founded 1607,
Statehood 1788

Founded for the


purpose of making
money for investors
and immigrants. Also,
it was built to convert
natives to
Christianity.

Georgia
(English Colony)

James Edward
Oglethorpe

Founded 1732,
Statehood 1788

James Edward
Oglethorpe was a
philanthropist and

started a colony to
give prisoners a
second chance. The
colony was named
after King George II.