Match each American colony to its founder

Match each American colony to its founder

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  1. Virginia colony founded by the London Company

    Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe

    Connecticut founded by Thomas Hoker

    Rhode Island founded by Roger Williams

    New Jersey founded by Lord Berkley/Sir. George Carteret

    New York founded by the Duke of York

    Massachusetts founded by the Puritans

    Delaware founded by the New Sweden Company/Peter Minuit

    Pennsylvania founded by William Penn

    North Carolina founded by the Virginians

    Maryland founded by Lord Baltimore

    New Hampshire founded by John Wheelwright

  2. Correct answers are:

    William Penn  - Pennsylvania

    Roger Williams  - Rhode Island

    George Calvert  - Maryland

    Thomas Ho0ker - Connecticut

    Explanation:

    Most of the mentioned colonies were established in the 17th Century. It was a period when mostly Puritan ministers were inhabiting colonies and creating them with a blessing of the King. All mentioned figures were known in that period not only because they founded colonies, but also had additional political and cultural roles.

  3. William Penn  - Pennsylvania

    Roger Williams  - Rhode Island

    George Calvert  - Maryland

    Thomas Hoker  - Connecticut

    Explanation:

    Penn, who came from one of the most prominent families of the period was also known for creating the colony of Pennsylvania.

    Williams, who was a famous theologist, created Providence Plantations, out of which colony Rhode Island was created.

    Calvert was a very famous politician from the first half of 17th Century who founded colony Maryland in 1632.

    Thomas Hoker established colony of Connecticut after creating Hartford in 1638.

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