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Great Britain colonized New York due The magnificent landscape, plethora of harbors, fertile valleys, and a never ending supply of fur-bearing animals creates the most beautiful colony any colonizer could ask for which resulted in


New York is one of the 4 middle colonies which was colonized by the British who took it from the Dutch. It has a royal government and its economy is based on cattle, lumber, iron, and grain. Religiously, New York is anglican. King Phillip's War was the final struggle of the Native Americans. New York was admitted to the union July 26, 1788 after the United States gained independence in 1776.

Henry Hudson

Important to the social and economic development of New York due to his discovery of New York.