Province of New York

Come visit our beautiful colony!

A Brief History

New York was originally colonized as New Amsterdam by the Dutch in 1626, but, in 1664, the British conquered the settlement and rechristened it New York.

Why New York?

  • Not dominated by any religions! Religious freedom for Quakers, various dominations of Christianity, and Judaism!

Geography

  • Mountains in the northeast
  • Lowlands from Lake Ontario along the Canadian border
  • Atlantic coastal plain
  • Has fertile soil and land that is suited to farming

Humans of New York

  • Peter Minuit: Dutch colonist who bought Manhattan from the Native Americans, was the Protestant leader of the New York Colony
  • Peter Stuyvesant: served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Amsterdam from 1647 until it was ceded to the British in 1664