New York: Middle Colony

By: Renee E

Geography

New York's geography made it an excellent place for a colony. New York Harbor was ideal for shipping and trade. The valleys of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers were well suited to farming and trade.

Settlers

The people that came to the New York colony were from the Netherlands. The Netherlands (often called Holland) is a country in Northern Europe

Work

New York's economy offered good jobs for some people, but also used unpaid work for others. Some people were farmers.The farmers grew wheat, corn, veggies, and tobacco.

Government

Colonist had a little to say about New York's government. The colony had a powerful governor who was appointed by British royalty. The governor appointed other officials and enforced laws.
New York Colony