The middle colonies
People who migrated to the Middle Colonies came from all over Europe. Immigrants were Dutch, Germans, French, and English. Germans were very common in this area, and most people spoke German. Religious groups included the Quakers, the German Lutherans, and French Protestants. There weren't many social classes here, because most people were very well off.
Immigrants came to the Middle Colonies, again for religious reasons, but also because it had good potential for trade. Many people who came to this region were looking for religious tolerance and freedom of religion. The Hudson and Delaware Rivers run through the Middle Colonies, providing an easy way to trade. Other motivations were that they were able to obtain large land grants, they would have the right to peacably assemble, and that the religious and governmental values helped people to get rich.
This region, too, was very near to the water. The Hudson and Delaware Rivers run through the Middle Colonies, encouraging trade. The Middle Colonies had very rich soil, as well as mild winters which made good conditions for farming. For the most part, the land was flat, which was good for farming.
In the Middle Colonies, slavery was an important part of their economy. Slaves worked in large plantations. However, slaves had some rights, such as movement and property ownership. Although slaves had to work hard, they had some rights like freemen.