The Netherlands Exploring!
The Reasons for Exploration
Political Reasons for Exploration
*Formerly a protestant province of Spain, the Netherlands were determined to become a commercial power, and saw exploration as a means to that end.
Social Reasons for Exploration
*The West Indie Trading Company developed the trade inner wall
* The West Indie Trading company started a permanent colony in the New Netherland
Economic Reasons for Exploration
*Already had plenty of wealth but wanted to gain power and land
* Henry Hudson
* General Peter Minuit
* Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrendered New Amsterdam in 1664
* The Hudson river was named after Henry Hudson