Welcome to New York

This amazing colony is the place to be!

Brief History

The colony of New York was first known as the colony of New Amsterdam. The Dutch first settled along the Hudson River in 1624 for trading purposes. This river was named after Henry Hudson, a captain from the Dutch East India Company. After 2 years the colony was established on Manhattan Island. Many years later, in 1664, the English took control. King Charles II gave the colony to his brother, James the Duke of York and Albany,and the colony was renamed after him as the colony of New York. From 1675 to 1677, a war was fought against the native americans residing in New York, and, while it was a bloody battle, the colony came out as victor.

Since it's construction, millions of immigrants have been flocking to this beautiful colony, arriving in the New York Harbor and passing through Ellis Island.

Location and Environment

The colony of New York is a Middle Colony located near the Atlantic Ocean, making it easily accessible to new immigrants. This beautiful colony has a variety of topography, ranging from tall mountains to rolling hills to flat plains to widespread forests. The Hudson River runs through the colony, providing resources as well as transportation and making New York a wonderful place with plenty of trading opportunity and a booming economy. New York has all four seasons, with warm summers and cold winters, and the land is breathtakingly lovely. The soil and terrain are very suitable for farming and agriculture.

About the Colony

New York is very welcoming and supports the religious freedom of catholics, quakers, lutherans, and jewish. For our government, we have a governor(appointed by the king of England) and an elected assembly, and free rights are given to all settlers that are Dutch and English thanks to the Charter of Liberties. The current governor of Albany is Robert Sanders.

New York has a booming economy of merchants, furs, lumber, shipping, and much more! There are many farmers in the colony, with the most popular crop being corn, followed by flax, wheat, vegetables, and tobacco. Mining is also a common trade.

Works Cited

"New York Colony." New York Colony. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 June 2015.

"New York History Timeline." New York History Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 June 2015.

"New York." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 01 June 2015.

United States. National Park Service. "Dutch Colonization." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, n.d. Web. 01 June 2015.



Flyer by Cat Alton, US History AB