Who Found New York?
What Region Was New York in?
What year was New York founded?
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.