13 colonies and their Reasons for Founding

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Virginia

(Southern Colony) It was founded in 1607 by the London Company to find gold.

Plymouth

(New England Colony) It was founded in 1620 by Seperatist Pilgrims for religious freedom.

Massachusetts Bay

(New England Colony) It was founded in 1630 by Puritans for religious freedom.

Rhode Island

(New England Colony) It was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams and his supporters for religious freedom and seperation of church from state after a disagreement with Massachusetts Bay.

Connecticut

(New England Colony) It was founded in 1635 by Thomas Hooker and his followers for political and religious freedom after a disagreement with Massachusetts Bay.

New Hampshire

(New England Colony) It was founded in 1692 by John Mason for farming.

New York

(Middle Colony) It was founded by the Dutch for trade and furs and became an English Colony in 1664.

New Jersey

(Middle Colony) It was founded in 1664 for farming and trade.

Maryland

(Southern Colony) It was founded by Lord Baltimore and other Catholics for religious freedom.

Pennsylvania

(Middle Colony) It was founded by William Penn and some other Quakers for religious freedom.

Delaware

(Middle Colony) It was founded in 1776.

The Carolinas

(Southern Colony) It was founded by supporters of Charles II for farming and trade. It later split into North and South Carolina.

Georgia

(Southern Colony) It was founded by James Oglethorpe for relief for poor English and as a buffer between Spanish Florida and The Carolinas.

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