New York

The Netherlands Becomes New York

In the 17th century, the British were ready to challenge their trade chief trade rival, The Dutch. They defeated three wars between 1652 and 1674. James and Duke of York and King Charles II younger brother persuaded Charles to grant him territory between Connecticut and Delaware rivers. The New Colony was part of Dutch and part English. Eventually, James gave in to popular discontent and allowed New York to have an elective assembly.
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As Britains we were ready to challenge or trade rival the Dutch. King Charles younger brother James wanted to have territory between Connecticut and Delaware Rivers. That was occupied by our Netherlands. James in 1665 gave away what is now New Jersey to two royal cronies. So then, new Netherlands had became New York to us after New York's governor gave territory on the Western side of Connecticut River to Connecticut. Now our new colony has became part Dutch and English. Our governors confirmed Dutch land holdings. Huge lands along Hudson and granted the Dutch huge religious freedom. Our governor also distributed two million more acres of our land in big chunks called manors. Our region was attracted with diverse people like myself that associated with religious toleration. Land policies and England`s failure to restore and self government. Customs were made so we could make attempts to regulate trade to make profits for James which angered local merchants and then caused a harm to our economy. James finally gave in a popular discontent which allowed New York in 1693 to have an elective assembly. The English and the Dutch wanted us to feel free with life and that we are entitled to freedom. The King refused to approve the charter because he didn't want us New Yorker`s to have undermine power of parliament. We had to fight for ourselves which didn't turn out with much stability which caused our New York population to slow in growth.
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Oakes, James. Of the People: A History of the United States. Second ed. Vol. 1. New York: Oxford UP, 2013. 90-123. Print