Delaware founded in 1664 Tyler swafford

Delaware Colony in the North American Middle Colonies consisted of land on the west bank of the Delaware River Bay. In the early 17th century the area was inhabited by Lenape and possibly the Assateague tribes of Native Americans.

Founded: 1664

Capital: New Castle

Date dissolved: 1776

Currency: Pound sterling

daily life of Delaware

the daily life of delaware was a good life

Life in Delaware colony was typical of the time, with a focus on giving residents room to practice their religions and living off the land. One of the original 13 colonies, Delaware was a Middle Colony and it existed between 1638 to 1776. The colony was founded by Peter Minuit and his companions, and many of the people inhabiting Delaware lived from agriculture and farming

these are the main jobs of early Delaware

Colonial Delaware provided a variety of jobs, including agriculture, trading of fur and material goods, shipbuilding, fishing, working in grist mills and producing paper products. Colonial Delaware provided a temperate climate, making agriculture the primary economic activity. Delaware's coastal location and key ports necessitated maritime commerce, including shipbuilding and repairing

this is the government of Delaware

The Delaware Colony, under England, was first governed by the Duke of York and then considered a Proprietary Colony, which entails a certain governmental structure. The Duke of York era was from 1664 to 1682, and the Proprietary era was from 1681 to 1776.

Delaware was initially founded by Peter Minuit and the New Swedish Company in 1638 because of its rich soil and agricultural prospects, such as wheat, which led to highly prosperous trading. Delaware became one of the original 13 English colonies of the New World, and it was specifically part of the Middle Colonies, nestled between the New England colonies and the Southern Colonies. Delaware officially became a state 2 months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence and joined the other 12 English colonies in their quest for independence from Great Britain.

Church of Delaware

The Delaware Colony did not have one specific religion, which then opened it up to religious freedom for Quakers, Catholics, Jews and more. The Charter of Delaware specifically stated that there was no one religion to subscribe to, but instead offered its residents a chance to explore their options.

In the Middle Colonies, men wore linen or wool shirts, overcoats and breeches, and women dressed in either linen or wool long dresses, petticoats, aprons, hooded cloaks and white caps. Children of different sexes wore clothes similar to the adults. Men wore boots while women wore leather shoes.


Created with images by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "The colonies in 1660, Virginia, Maryland, and the Dutch and Swedish settlements on the Delaware showing extent and dates of settlement" • Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "A general map of the middle British colonies in America, viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New York, Connecticut & Rhode-Island, of Aquanishuonigy the country of the confederate Indians comprehending Aquanishuonigy proper ..."

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