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

Explorers

* Henry Hudson

* General Peter Minuit

Extra Information

* Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrendered New Amsterdam in 1664

* The Hudson river was named after Henry Hudson

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