The 11th colony.
Founded in 1664 by the Duke of York.
- New York was founded by the Duke for the trade of furs.
- New York was named after the Duke.
- It became a place to work; there were jobs from hunting - farming - building.
- It's economic gain was the motivating factor of the colony's existence.
- Prospered because of the good trading set with the Indians.
Beginnings of Colonial New York..
- The land was originally inhabited by a Native American tribe & then taken over by the white people, which were the Dutch. The Native Americans & Dutch got a long very well making it a unique place for everyone to work.
- The land was very fertile & ideal for farming. The British wanted it from the Dutch, that never worked. New York was completely taken over by the English in 1674. Became a royal colony in 1685.
- New York was situated between the Puritan colonies of New England & the Catholic colony of Maryland. Settlers were of many faiths, but Protestantism was the main religion due to the fact that the Dutch & English were Protestant. They were separate from the Roman Catholic Church & followed the principles of reformation.
- Settlers were allowed to have a lot of religious & economic freedom.
Important roles played in the making of New York
- The Duke of York - He made sure the original territory was granted to him.
- Henry Hudson - Captain of the first vessel to ever sail the New York waters.
- Peter Stuyvesant - Last Dutch governor of Colonial New York.
- Robert Fulton - Created first successful steamboat in New York.
- Alexander Hamilton - First United States Secretary of Treasury, from New York.
New York Becomes a States!
Friday, July 26th 1776 at 8am
New York was finally ratified & became a state.