The New York Colony

Caleb Smith

Facts On The Colony :

  • Founded In 1664
  • The Colony was founded by and later named after James, The Duke of York
  • It was the 11th colony founded
  • It was originally called New Netherlands

Ethnic and Religion

  • The colony was very diverse, 50 percent of the population was Dutch the population also included European , and African decent people
  • The Colony held the highest slave rate of the northern states
  • Christianity and Catholic


Important Events

  • Jobs - manufacturing (ship building & iron works), trade ( cattle grain wheat fur)
  • Battle of Saratoga formed alliances with France
  • The Federalist Papers were published in New York newspapers to sway voters to accept the new constitution

Important people

  • James Duke of York - Founder
  • Peter Minuit- helped original settlement grow
  • Peter Stuyvesant- Dutch Governor of New Netherlands before surrendering to Duke of York


Work Cited

Kelly, Martin. "New York Colony." About.com


About.com, nd. Web.12 Sep 2013

Nash, James. "Colony of New York." Celebrateboston.com

Celebrateboston.com, nd. Web. 17 Sep 2013