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Delaware Colony

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Year Delaware Colony Founded:


1638

Founded By:


Peter Minuit and the New Sweden Company

Motivation for Founding:


Peter Minuit was Dutch and formed New Sweden as part of New Netherland. When Charles II, King of England gave his brother James, the Duke of York, New Netherland, James demanded and received its surrender. He renamed New Sweden to Delaware.

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