New Jersey Exploration

Thursday April 18, 1609

Dutch and Lenape Trade

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Why should you move in to New Jersey?

You should move to New Jersey because there is lot and lots of farming. There is a ocean that you can drink out of you can sail and go fishing. There is hay so you can feed horses. There are many trees to pick fruits. Also, we have many animals to hunt and eat such as bears, deer, wolves,birds, monkeys, horses, and many other more. Furthermore, there are fields of vegetables and plants on farms to eat them to. So move to New Jersey!!!


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New Amsterdam

During 1647,the dutch people sent Peter Stuyvesant to be second governor of new Netherlands. Peter Stuyvesant was nicknamed as Peg Leg Pete. He made the cities of New Amsterdam cleaner and safer. He told colonists to lead their horses through the street,instead of letting them be free. That kept the streets orderly. He formed the first kind of fire department called a rattle watch. When a watchman sees a fire,He would shake the rattle watch to call for help. Peter Stuyvesant also hired men to pick up garbage and had the city’s first post office and a hospital built.

Christopher Columbus's trading

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Map of Christopher Columbus's path

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Giovanni DA Verrazano and Henery Hudson

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New Sweden

During 1638, Sweden people ended at the Delaware river in what is now southwestern New Jersey. When they established their village they called it New Sweden. They Began trading furs with the Lenape. The Dutch got upset and mad of what the Sweden people were doing. They decided to attack the Sweden. Most of the Swedish colonists remained in the area. In 1660 the dutch settled in the village called Bergen, near to what is now Jersey city.


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The authors who made this magezene

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