Religion In The Middle Colonies

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The Middle colonies were proprietary colonies with the exception of New York, which was a provincial colony. Religion in the Middle colonies was very diverse and the colonies were known for religious tolerance. The geography of the region provided for excellent farming, growth of livestock, and the trade of mainly raw materials for manufactured goods. As a result the economy was not centered primarily on shipping or farming but rather a mix of the two. The middle colonies were much more diverse than the New England ones with only 40% being English. The remainder was made up fairly equally with people from all over Europe and about 12% from Africa. Again the gender ratio was more equal than the South because there was not a large dependence
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