-settler that disagreed with the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Williams felt the duty of the church and state should be separate.
-Williams also believed in religious Toleration. Toleration means a willingness to let others practice their own beliefs. Puritans could not practice their religions freely. In 1635, Williams was ordered by the Massachusetts court to leave the colony.
-Scared the he would be sent back to England ,he escaped to Narragansett Bay. There he made friends with the Indians and purchased some land from them. He later settled in this land he called Rhode Island. He allowed complete freedom of religion , or toleration, for all Protestants, Jews and Catholics
-The main religions were , Lutherans , Quakers , Moravian's , Amish , Dunkers and Catholics . People of all religions came to the middle colonies
-Lutherans = Preached the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther . Inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century .
- Quakers = Worships are called Friends church service. This religious tradition came from Friends in the United States, in the 19th century, and in response to the many converts to Christian Quakerism during the national spiritual revival of the time.
-Amish= A group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships with Swiss Anabaptist origins. They are closely related to, but distinct from, Mennonite churches.
-The weather in the middle colonies (Delaware) was , summers and cold winters . Geography ranged from coastal plains along the coastline, Piedmont (rolling hills) in the middle, and mountains farther inland.
-About 180 long, and nearly 71 miles wide. It's bordered by the Chesapeake Bay on the west, and the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, and Atlantic Ocean on the east.
-The Coastal Plain covers Delaware is a low-lying stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean. It's approximately 2,200 miles long, stretching from central New Jersey, south to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
Economy of Delaware
- Soybeans are Delaware's most important crop followed by corn. Potatoes and peas are the state's largest vegetable crops. Greenhouse and nursery products (flowers, ornamental shrubs, young plants) provide some income.
-Life stock give off portions of the economy , broilers give of the most profits.
-The finance , insurance and real instate industry contributes more then any other industry.