New York

Tania Galvan

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Who Found New York?

Peter Minuit founded New York in 1626. Two years later they established the colony of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island. In 1664, the English took control of the area and renamed it to what now is New York. The Duke of York owned it in 1624. New York was one of the original 13 colonies and it played a very political and their strategies were a role during the American Revolution.

What Region Was New York in?

The Northeast.

What year was New York founded?

The New York Colony was founded in 1626 by the Duke of York and other colonists on Manhattan Island.

Why was New York founded?

It was founded by the Dutch for trade and furs and became an English Colony in 1664.

What Were its economic resources?

New York was often known as a breadbasket colony because it grew so many crops, especially wheat. The wheat was ground into flour in flour mills then shipped to England. A typical farm was 50 to 150 acres depending on the size of a house, barn, yard and fields. The Middle Colonies were the big food producing region that included corn and wheat and animal meat including beef and pork. Other industries included the production of iron ore, lumber, textiles, furs and shipbuilding.

What was its geography and climate?

New York had a mild climate with warm summers and mild winters that were suited to farming and agriculture. New York had hot, humid summers, and very cold windy winters with a good amount of snow. there were mountains in the northeast, lowlands from Lake Ontario along the Canadian border. 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.
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