Province of New York
Come visit our beautiful colony!
Why New York?
- Not dominated by any religions! Religious freedom for Quakers, various dominations of Christianity, and Judaism!
- Good farmland, timber, furs, coal, and most importantly, iron ore!
- Lots of food production, including corn, wheat and livestock!
- Dominated by manufacturing and shipbuilding; plenty of job opportunities!
- Mountains in the northeast
- Lowlands from Lake Ontario along the Canadian border
- Atlantic coastal plain
- Has fertile soil and land that is suited to farming
- New York has a governor and an elected assembly
- The Charter of Liberties gives free rights to all Dutch and English settlers
- religious freedom
- The colony is run by a governor (appointed by the King)
- some political freedoms: the right to elect the mayor of New York City, the chance to set up an assembly
- First state constitution to be adopted in 1777
- State Capital: Albany. Previously: Kingston, White Plains, Poughkeepsie, and New York City
Humans of New York
- Peter Minuit: Dutch colonist who bought Manhattan from the Native Americans, was the Protestant leader of the New York Colony
- Peter Stuyvesant: served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Amsterdam from 1647 until it was ceded to the British in 1664
Important Events: Don't Miss Out!
- Recent: Conquered by the British, no longer New Netherland!
- Upcoming: Fighting grounds of King George's War and the French and Indian War
- Becoming a royal province in 1685!
- Mark your calendars! Becoming a state on July 26, 1788!