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Sebastian and Matthew W.
Transcript of Sebastian and Matthew W.
TYPES OF RELIGION
TYPES OF PEOPLE IN COLONIAL NEW YORK
TYPES OF ECONOMY
There were many farmers in colonial New York and also metal workers, carpenters, and slaves who worked on plantations. Farmers harvested many crops, metal workers made all sorts of things involving metals, carpenters made furniture and other wooden objects, and the slaves worked on the plantations owned by farmers.
In Colonial New York they grew many crops, the main one being wheat. They also exported a variety of natural resources some being iron or products and others agricultural products. Since New York is by the ocean they also built ships there.
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Brief Colonial History
WHY WAS IT FOUNDED
WHY TO SETTLE IN NEW YORK
New York originally called New Netherlands, was named in honor of the Duke of York and Albany, England. New York was one of the original 13 colonies located on the Atlantic coast of North America. The New York colony was classified as on of the middle colonies. The Province of New York was an English colony in North America that existed from 1626 until 1776, when it joined the other 12 of the 13 colonies in rebellion against Great Britain and became the U.S. state of New York.
Various and numerous faiths settled in the New York colony.
The main religions were Catholics, Quakers, Lutherans, and Jews.
In 1638 the Swedish settlement led by Peter Minuit starting the New Sweden colony. In 1646 Peter Stuyvesant (1602-1672) became the Dutch Governor of the New Netherlands. In 1655, the Dutch defeat the Swedes and Stuyvesant took possession of the New Sweden Colony.In 1664 the Dutch lose New Amsterdam to the British, which is re-named as New York. The colony became a state on July 26, 1788
New York was founded for money reasons. It was envisioned as a source of trade and industry. Settlers wanted to build ports for commerce. New York was often referred to as a breadbasket colony because so many crops were farmed there, especially wheat.
In New York colony the typical farm was 50 to 150 acres which allows large plantations to harvest crops. There are many job opportunities here and it is open to all religions.