Colonial New Jersey Influence

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Due to the immense production of iron and livestock, the early foundations of a democracy and important laws that were passed to increase the treatment of slaves, colonial New Jersey influenced history, and therefore, helped shaped modern day America. Because immense production of iron and livestock, colonial New Jersey influenced history, and therefore, helped shaped modern day America. Great Britain created a law, The Iron Act to help encourage people in the colony to manufacture more pig iron and iron bars and to be sent to England for trading, tax free, that help engage the trading via. New jersey manufactures tools, kettles, nails, plows, and nails, but it was a felony if they manufactured items for themselves. Farmers produced all different kinds of corn and bread, like all the middle colonies, they also had inhabitants who bred many different breeds of castles who are shipped to the merchants of New York and Philadelphia for trading for money. Because of Democracy that was created by the Quakers, it helped shape modern America. After the English took over the land of the Dutch, the Quakers made rules where some are still used in modern day America, such as, the freedom of religion as said in the "Concessions and Agreements" Chapter 16 “That no men or number of Men upon Earth hath…show more content…
Slavery in New Jersey was introduced in the 17th century. Men and woman were brought from Africa to be slaves for their owners for life. That changed After the Revolutionary era, New York and New Jersey didn’t abolish slavery like all the other states, but in the 18th century, few steps were taken to improve the condition of slaves. A law was made; If the infant of a slave was a girl, she had to work for her mother’s owner for 21 years and she would be free. If the infant was a boy he had to work for 25 years
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