European settlers began congregating in what would be New Jersey soon after the 1609 exploration of its coast by Sir Henry Hudson. The area was initially settled by the Dutch and Swedish, but was seceded to England in 1664 and given the name New Jersey, after the island of Jersey in England. The Duke of York (the future King James II) gave the land of New Jersey to his friends The two proprietors ruled the providence until, in 1673, one of the proprietors sold his share of the colony to the Quakers of Pennsylvania due to financial strain. Following this sale, New Jersey existed as East and West Jersey for 26 years until unified under a royal charter in 1702. With the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1776, New Jersey proved to be central to the conflict. Many major battles were fought in the colony that determined the direction of the war effort. Although the state had a strong Patriot population, it also was home to many Loyalists. New Jersey Governor, William Franklin, was a Loyalist of particular fame in the state, even known to support the Stamp Act. Franklin’s loyalty to Britain was in stark contrast to his illegitimate father, Benjamin Franklin. After initially being beaten back by Cornwallis’ army, Washington secured vital victories during the Ten Crucial Days from the end of December 1776 until the first week of January 1777. Washington’s troops captured 900 Hessian soldiers at the Battle of Trenton on Christmas night of 1776 in a battle that revitalized the war effort for the Americans. New Jersey continued to be a major battle site throughout the war, but after the war’s conclusion New Jersey proved instrumental in the formation of the new American government. In response to the Virginia Plan, which called for representation in government proportional to the population of each state, the New Jersey plan sought to secure influence for smaller states by calling for equal representation. New Jersey’s proposal was used as the framework to construct the Senate under the resulting Great Compromise.
The Colony of New Jersey is celebrated in our 13 Colonies APN Gold Collectible Series. Containing 1/4 gram of .9999-fine gold and containing a serial number unique to you, this card offers you a secure and continent way to build your gold collection while preserving your American heritage.
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