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.
- 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.