What were the religions in the middle colonies?
Middle Colonies: Mixture of religions including Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews [and more]
Pennsylvania- Quaker, Lutherans
How and why did religion in the middle colonies become markedly different from religion in Europe and the other colonies?
This is a very general question. In the Middle East there were Muslims. Europe was divided between Protestants and Catholics. Most of the English colonies were Protestant, and most of the Spanish and French colonies were Catholic. Africans and Native Americans had their tribal religions, and Asia had their own religions as well.
Maryland was made of predominantly of Catholics while the remainder of the colonies were predominantly Protestant. Specifically Pennsylvania had a large Quaker population and Delaware had a large Lutheran population. The majority of people in the Middle Colonies were Anglican. There was also a small Jewish minority in the major cities like New York.
Religions: There are the Quakers, Mennonites, the Amish, and lots more other! All the religions are in these colonies. The Quakers were led by William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. They believed that everyone can choose their own religion. Also, they lived simply and sometimes they're called the plain people. There are also the Susquehannock, who grow corn and squash! This region were first settled by the Dutch and the Swedish.
You sure are wrong its the other way around the middle colonies respected other religions William Penn (if you know who that is) was the leader of the colonies who was a Quaker and believed everybody was equal It was the exact opposite with the Puritans who believed they were the best Christan's. And did not accept other religion's and had a Witch Trial if you did. they where less self sufficient and depended on…
Life in the Middle Colonies included people of different cultures and religions that made up three basic social classes of the gentry, the middle class, and the lower class. Houses were made of wood and mud with small, if any, windows. Extended families often lived together including aunts, uncles, and grandparents.
People in the middle colonies had varied lifestyles and participated in many different religions. The reasons for the variety of cultures is due to the fact that the people of the Middle colonies came from many different countries. Despite this the variety of people's backgrounds, social life still revolved around the village or city one lived in. Market towns were extremely important in the Middle colonies because people needed to go to town to trade…
The religions were diverse and included: Pilgrims Separatists Non-Separatists Anglicans Catholics Puritans Quakers Friends Baptists German Baptists (now "Church of the Brethren", often wrongly referred to as "Dunkards") Religions required adherence within their own groups. They weren't so much intolerant of other religions, but intolerant of division and lack of discipline to the rules within their own religions.