Settling in New York

By: Nidhi Anilnath

The Settlers

The colony of New York was founded by Duke of York in 1626, which is where the name came from. This colony became a settlement for the English as the Duke of York was British. As the British and Dutch began to colonize India, the Dutch also began to create settlements in the colony of New York. The Dutch were the first to officially make settlements in the colony. The British took all of the land back from the Dutch in 1664.


New York is covered in Mountains in the northeast, and lowlands from Lake Ontario along the Canadian border. It is along the Atlantic coastal plain near the northeast side of North America. The general geography of the colony resulted in fertile soil and land that was suited to farming.


In 1638 the Swedish settlement led by Peter Minuit started the New Sweden Colony. In 1646 Peter Stuyvesant became Dutch Governor of the New Netherlands. In 1655 the Dutch defeat the Swedes on the Delaware. Then Stuyvesant took possession of the New Sweden Colony. In 1664 the Dutch lost New Amsterdam to the British. The Colony became a state of the United States of America on July 26, 1788.

Important People

Peter Stuyvesant- Dutch Governor of the New Netherlands

Duke of York- took the colony away from the Dutch

Peter Minuit- founded New York

Move to New York, THE COLONY

This colony is a perfect place to live. The geography causes the life there to be very pleasant especially with the weather. There are many job opportunities because the economy is great and continues to grow. This leads the population to be growing causing more and more people. It is about time every decided to move to New York.