On July 26, 1788 New York ratified the new U.S. Constitution and became the 11th state to join the Union. New York City was the nation’s capital until 1790. Albany has been the state capital since 1797.
New York became the 11th state to ratify the United States Constitution, on July 26, 1788.
In 1664, England renamed the colony New York , after the Duke of York and Albany, brother of King Charles II. Albany became the permanent state capital in 1797. In 1787, New York became the eleventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.
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Duke of York
The orginal name of New York City was New Amsterdam. The original colonial name of the State of New York was New Netherlands. In 1664, the English seized the city and colony from the Dutch. The English renamed both New York in honor of the Duke of York, the younger brother of King Charles II .
In 1624 the first permanent Dutch settlement was established at Fort Orange (now Albany). One year later Peter Minuit purchased Manhattan Island from the Indians for trinkets worth about 60 Dutch guilders and founded the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam (now New York City), which was surrendered to the English in 1664.
Construction of New York City’s first subway line began with a contract between the Rapid Transit Construction Company and New York City on Feb. 21, 1900. The contract, worth $35 million and built upon a winning bid by John B.
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The Empire State
It borders the US states of Vermont , Massachusetts, Connecticut , New Jersey , and Pennsylvania .
The flag of New York is the coat of arms on a solid blue background and the state seal of New York is the coat of arms surrounded by the words “The Great Seal of the State of New York.”
New York is bounded to the west and north by Lake Erie, the Canadian province of Ontario , Lake Ontario , and the Canadian province of Quebec ; to the east by the New England states of Vermont , Massachusetts , and Connecticut ; to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean and New Jersey; and to the south by Pennsylvania .