Reason For Founding
The middle colonies were founded mainly for religious freedom. Quakers were often persecuted in England so when they went to the New World they were able to start a new life of freedom. England also wanted to expand there territory in the New World. There were also more trade routes and it was easy for people to get rich.
The middle colonies had cold winters, but hot summers and long growing seasons. This made it easier to grow crops so that the colonists wouldn't starve when winter would come around.
Farming was big in the Middle Colonies because of the rich soil. With rich soil the colonists were able to farm and grow crops.
In the middle colonies there were mining caves with goods like coal, copper, minerals, and iron
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