Nowhere was that diversity more evident in pre-revolutionary america than in the middle colonies of pennsylvania, new york, new jersey, and delaware european ethnic groups as manifold as english, swedes, dutch, germans, scots -irish and french lived in closer proximity than in any location on continental europe. That is one african country on its own its vastly more diverse than the 13 colonies the 13 colonies were 90% christian, 85% white, 80% white british and english speaking nigeria is 45% muslim, has no ethnic group that has more than 21% of the population and speaks hundreds of languages the reason your friend. North carolina remained a frontier through the early colonial period at first, south carolina was politically divided its ethnic makeup included the original settlers, a group of rich, slave-owning english settlers from the island of barbados and huguenots, a french-speaking community of protestants nearly. Due to the fact that pennsylvania was liberal, it helped it in politics, religion, and with ethnic ties pennsylvania had a representative assembly, voted by landowners the colonists had freedom of worship and a no tax-supported church the rich mix of ethnic groups helped the colonists learn more about other cultures and.
I still find it hard to believe that by the time the 13 colonies won independence, germans were the highest reported ethnic group this is literally impossible given the wave after wave of settlers which streamed across the atlantic for nearly a 100 years from the uk before the first proper wave of germans even arrived british. The thirteen colonies were a group of british colonies on the east coast of north america founded in the 17th and 18th centuries that declared independence in 1776 and formed the united states of america the thirteen colonies had very similar political, constitutional, and legal systems and were dominated by. The 13 british colonies were founded and settled in many different ways additionally, map of colonial regions the governance, economy, and social structure of each developed around the geographical realities of each colony in turn, these geographical realities led to the gradual formation of three regional groups of. Americans are a north american ethnic group descended primarily from pre- revolution colonialists in the american thirteen colonies, most of which were english and scotch-irish with amounts of french, dutch, swedish, welsh, and german they generally dominated the culture and government of the united states until.
The american colonial period extends all the way from 1607, when jamestown was founded, until 1781, when cornwallis surrendered at yorktown many different ethnic groups, including english, scottish, irish, french, german, and dutch immigrated to the 13 colonies because of these factors, daily life. 17th century the settlement of permanent english colonies in north america, beginning with jamestown in 1607 likewise, differences among the thirteen english colonies existed in english colonial society was made up of diverse ethnic groups and individuals who arrived in north america with. Soon, however, seafaring entrepreneurs imported african slaves in large numbers as labourers, and by the 1670s statutes enforcing slavery were adopted by each of the thirteen colonies although slavery was instituted mostly for economic reasons, racist beliefs became entrenched as slavery and african americans. In 1702 new jersey became part of the package and was made a royal colony although english settlers soon became the dominant ethnic group in the region, the legacy of earlier occupation by the dutch and other european groups was preserved another religious congregation, the quakers, began arriving during the.
Of course this is an absurd assumption, so treat this estimate as an extreme upper bound here is the breakdown by ethnicity: enter image description here source: fogleman 1992 migrations to the thirteen british north american colonies, 1700-1775: new estimates journal of interdisciplinary history. This minimization of ethnic diversity that overstresses english american cultural and political 13 colonies, with 82 percent of the more than 250,000 people being english the lowest proportion of english the swedes were the second largest ethnic group, with about 9 percent of the total delaware was.
By 1750, more than one million people, representing a population increase of significant proportions, were living in the thirteen colonies along the atlantic coast disease, which had threatened the survival of the largest ethnic group to arrive—the african slaves—came in chains the expansion of slavery at midcentury. Persons of english descent were the largest european ethnic group, comprising some 367 percent of the white population except for pennsylvania, this was the smallest english population (in terms of percentage) in the thirteen colonies just as the european population was diverse, so were the origins of the colony's. Among today's scholars there is a near consensus that precolonial african identities were relatively fluid, permeable, overlapping, and complex that ethnic identities are socially constructed and that a colonial order of delineated control encouraged africans to rethink group identities and heightened a sense of.
Millions of americans have scotch-irish ancestors, for when this country gained its independence perhaps one out of every ten persons was scotch-irish few descendants among these millions, however, know much about their ancestors— about what the hyphenated name implies, where the original scotch-irishmen came. Although many settlers decided to abandon the colony in light of these hazards, and many malcontents complained vociferously, other survivors improvised and adapted to their new circumstances the scarcity of females forced many settlers to overlook ethnic differences lutheran salzburgers reluctantly.
There were many ethnic and religious groups that settled colonial pennsylvania, incliuding dutch, swedes, english and german immigrant groups. The middle colonies were founded by many different ethnic and religious groups, aided by policies of tolerance many of the frontier provinces saw influxes of on the frontiers because of the cheaper availability of land by 1780, about 287,000 slaves had been imported into the 13 colonies, most into the southern colonies. Since a lot of rhode island faced the atlantic ocean, the colonists found seafood to be an easy trade also, a majority of rhode island was covered in forest, so timber was also a major part of the early rhode island economy c social history 1 what three major ethnic groups dominated the colony by the middle of the. In addition to the highlanders, there were several other ethnic groups who had migrated to colonial north carolina from europe and africa including english, lowlanders, scotch-irish, germans, welsh, swiss, and africans while there seem to and, smaller numbers of scots were found in all the 13 states the migration of.