British Colonies In The 17th Century

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For most of the 17th century, the British colonies had been pretty much left on their own since their founding due to political instability in England. During this period, settlements outside of New England emerged, known as the middle colonies. These colonies were founded on Puritan believes, much like the other colonies, which followed the idea of living accordingly to the Holy Scriptures. Due to an influx of immigrants not only from Britain and Ireland, but also from other European countries, the middle colonies were a melting pot of ethnic diversity and religious tolerance. This tolerance also extended to the Indians of the region. Many across settlements attempted to live a peaceful coexistence with Indians, some leaders even went as
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