AP US History Details – Restoration Colonies

After the end of Cromwell's time in Britain, Charles II, when he regained the throne, gave his side many lands in the new world. The colonies that developed in these plots are known as the Restoration Colonies, which are an important part of US history.

New York
James II, the brother of Charles II, took a group of British ships and took the Dutch out of New York. James moved cautiously and initially & # 39; Duke's s Laws & # 39; he created a law code called. this only applied to the English. New York grew slowly and ruled in an autocratic manner. It was hardly a major trading site today.

New Jersey
It was owned by the New Jersey Colony Quakers and was developed with great success. Generous land grants, limited religious freedoms, and assembly representatives encouraged migration to this colony.

Owned by William Penn of Pennsylvania, he announced the benefits of moving to his colony across Europe. Pennsylvania also became an economic success and expanded rapidly. Penn was quite tolerant and his colony had relatively good relations with the nearby Indian tribes. Ironically, it was this tolerance that led to disputes that led to people not taking charge of Indian rights in Pennsylvania.

Caroline's colony (which had a constitution drafted by John Locke) developed two distinct population centers and eventually split in half. The two resulting colonies, North Carolina and South Carolina, had different economic bases. North Carolina typically grew tobacco for transportation to Virginia and then exported to Europe. South Carolina, on the other hand, grew food crops largely. This food was then sold to feed the slave populations that were expanding in the Caribbean.