New Jersey, founded 1664 Ashley webster

Sir George Carteret founded the New Jersey colony in 1664.

The New Jersey colony was a colony of Quakers. This means they believed everyone should be allowed to practice their own religion without religious persecution.

The New Jersey colony had mild summers and mild winters. The fertile soil made New Jersey a ideal place for farming.

The economics in the New Jersey colony were very good considering their fertile farm land. The land being great to farm with gave them a of surplus of food.


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