Why did colonist settle in new jersey?
Swedish settlements began in southern New Jersey in 1638, which touched off a rivalry between the two powers over the fur trade The Dutch under Peter Stuyvesant successfully evicted the Swedes in 1655.
The entire region was claimed by England for the Duke of York (later King James II) in 1664. The name New Jersey was introduced, which honored the isle of Jersey in the English Channel.
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