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The New York Colony
Transcript of The New York Colony
Natural Resources and Products of the New York Colony
The New York colony was a part of the breadbasket colonies. The colonies got their name of the breadbasket colonies because they grew so many crops. In addition, the New York colony mostly grew wheat, which is a cash crop. Also they had timber(wood), fur, coal, iron, and ore, an important resource ,and all
those resources were used
New York was first called New Amsterdam by the Dutch until British took it over. It was named after the Duke of York or King James II. He was the leader. They had many faiths which fits in between the Puritan colonies of New England and the Catholic colonies on New York. They also had religous freedom.
When the Dutch still owned New Amsterdam(New York), they captured African Americans and used them as slaves. They brought them using cargo ships.The company became mostly slaves when they wanted lots of money.
The Colony Today
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The History of the New York Colony.
The New York colony had fertile soil and land that was suited to farming it, it also had a mild climate with warm summers, and mild winters.There were also mountains in the New York colony.
The colonist came from Sweden and Holland which are in England. They came because of the profits and trade. A war they faced was in the revolutionary war. They tried to kick George Washington out of New York and succeeded. They then hid in the New York harbor for the rest of the war.
New york joined the u.s union on July 26, 1788. Also it was the 11th to join the union.
State Flower: rose
State bird: eastern bluebird
State animal: beaver
State Motto: ever upward
State capital: Albany
American Indians did work with NY colonist at some point.They helped grow crops and fight in war. But then Indians did help George Washington which caused the NY colony to fight the Indians at some points.
Thomas Dongan was a famous person in the colony. He was a governor and was able to calm the colonist down when they were rebellious and broke.
Another famous person in the NY colony was Joseph Brant, who aided British soldiers during the French and Indian War. He continued to side with the British.
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British took the land from Dutch because of the fertile land.
This colony was founded by Peter Minuit in 1626.
NYC was the first capital of the United States.
To recognize its wealth, NY was called the "Empire State".
NY colony: One of the four Middle colonies.
Cash crops:A agriculture crop sold for profit.
Religious Freedom: The right to choose a religion without interference by the government
colony:a group of colonist who leave their land to settle in a another area.
You now know about this amazing colony,Thank You for listening.
Way better than New Jersey