New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia

RonPaulCurriculum History Essay Week 30

This week I’ll be talking about some of the 13 colonies, New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

New York

The Province of New York was surrendered to England by the Dutch in 1663. The province was named after the Duke of York and was ruled directly under England.

New York supported itself with fur trade, and then eventually agricultural development along the Hudson River.


Was founded by William Penn in 1681. Their government was run by governor, proprietor, a large council and an assembly. Penn was a Quaker which impacted the government and structure of the colony. But the colony tolerated any monotheistic religions.


Georgia was established in 1732, General James Oglethorpe organized Georgia as a refuge for people who are in debt. Savannah was the capital of Georgia where the first settlers started.

Georgia started as a slow start because Oglethorpe tried to make restrictions, for example, he didn’t want alcohol, he didn’t want slavery, and he wanted smaller land plots to be given out. He later found out that these restrictions made the development slower, so he lifted some of these restrictions and the development became much quicker.


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