New York Colony

By: Savannah Warden

Who founded the colony and what year was it?

The New York colony was founded in 1664 by Peter Minuit.

What region was the New York colony in?

The New York colony was classified as one of the middle colonies

Why was this colony founded?

The New York colony was mostly founded because the people who founded the middle colonies wanted to spread and practice their own religion, or they wanted to make money. Most of the explorers who founded New York didn't bring their families so they could work harder and focus on getting the colony together.

What were the colony's econimic resorces?

Trade was a big part in the economy since their was so much land and good soil then it was easy to farm. So New York grew wheat and other grains on a farm to trade with other colonies.

What was the geography and climate of this colony?

New York has mountains, plains, and rolling hills. There are mountains in the northeast, and lowlands from Lake Ontario along the Canadian border. There is also a river that runs through New York called the Hudson River. The general geography of the Middle Colonies had a mix of the New England and Southern features but had fertile soil and land that was suited to farming. Usually the New York colonies and the Middle Colonies had a normal and mild climate with warm summers and mild winters that were suited to farming and agriculture.