New York Colony

By : Stella Umphreys

Who Founded the colony and why?

New York was founded by Peter Minuit and others in 1626, on Manhattan Island. New York was originally a Dutch colony name New Amsterdam.

Main Industries: What financed the colony?

Manufacturing - shipbuilding, iron work.

Agriculture - cattle, grain, rice, indigo, wheat.

They were established in the middle colonies.

Societal Set Up

The slaves in the Middle colonies were comparatively few, numbering perhaps 3,000 all told, and were as a rule treated. The institution was dis countered by large bodies of inhabitants especially the Quakers and slave importations was gradually restricted.

Interesting Facts

  • New York became a state on July 26, 1788.
  • New York is part of the Middle Colonies.
  • New York was originally named New Amsterdam.
  • Major cities- New York City and Albany.
  • The colony was named for The Duke of York.


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