New Amsterdam! Or shall we say New York?
A Grand Start
Unlike many of the colonies, New Netherland/York was not tied to a specific religion. This made room for people of other religious backgrounds such as such as Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews and other less-dominant religions within the colonies.
Warm Summers and mild Winters make suitable farming conditions. This enables the strengthening of the textile industry via mass hemp and flax farms.
This colony has both the features of the north, including various mountains, as well as southern features. These southern features include fertile land and soil suitable for farming.
In addition to a variety of available religions, New York also has a heavy hand in the trading venture. Through both its imports from Great Britain and neighboring colonies, and its wondrous natural exports, you can find yourself living lavishly.
Whether through hot farming in the outdoors, or textile/wheat processing in the reclusive shelter of your abode, there is always a spot available for you in this colony.
- The first owners were the Native Americans as the aborigines of the home land.
- In 1626, Peter Minuit purchased the land of the Natives to claim it for New Sweden of the Swedish.
- Peter Stuyvesant was appointed Dutch Governor of the New Netherlands, however he increased Dutch power after a trade rivalry formed between Dutch and Swede forces. The Dutch defeated the Swedes in 1655 and took full control the colony, naming it's capital New Amsterdam.
- In 1664 however the Dutch lost control to the British who then renamed the colony 'New York' after the Duke of York.
However, the Dutch and British continued to struggle over control of the colony.
- In 1673, the Dutch recaptured New Amsterdam in the Anglo-Dutch War.
- In 1674, the English recaptured New Amsterdam (New York). The English and Dutch came to a peace agreement, and New Amsterdam was named as the capital of the New York Colony.
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Ground into flour in flour mills then shipped to England
Plows, tools, kettles, locks, nails, and large blocks of iron were all exported to England.