New York: Middle colony

New York middle colony

The Netherlands is a country in northern Europe. It's people are called dutch. The dutch came to the colony to set up fur-trading posts. The British however,wanted this land so that the English settlers in New England could move westward. In 1664,the British captured the colony. The king gave the land to his brother, the Duke of York;

Geography

New York's geography made it an excellent place for a colony. New York Harbor was an ideal for shipping and trade. The valleys

Climate

Winters in New York were cold, and summers were hot and humid

Crops

Farmers grew wheat,corn,vegetables,and tobacco
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