the Duke of York
Duke of York
New York is an economic center where major trades take place. It was the place where immigrants mainly dock first and see the Statue of Liberty, which symbolizes hope and freedom. Its one of US’ most culturally diverse places due to immigration. Its also one of the most liberal places on Earth (I think).
The Empire State
Following its capture, New Amsterdam’s name was changed to New York , in honor of the Duke of York , who organized the mission. The colony of New Netherland was established by the Dutch West India Company in 1624 and grew to encompass all of present-day New York City and parts of Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey.
|Entered the Union: July 26, 1788 (11)||Capital: Albany|
|State Song: ” I Love New York”||State Animal: Beaver|
|National Forests: 1 • State Forests: 132 • State Parks: 168|
|Famous For: Niagara Falls, Broadway Musicals, Statue of Liberty, Baseball Hall of Fame, United Nations, NY Stock Exchange|
Finance, high technology, real estate, insurance, and health care all form the basis of New York City’s economy. The city is also the nation’s most important center for mass media, journalism, and publishing.
There were many reasons why European colonists chose to settle in New Netherland. Many fled political and religious persecution. Others hoped to improve their condition by owning their own land or by participating in the fur trade. Some came as servants.
13 Original Colonies . 1st American Colony – Virginia. 2nd American Colony – New York. 3rd American Colony – Massachusetts. 4th American Colony – Maryland. 5th American Colony – Rhode Island. 6th American Colony – Connecticut. 7th American Colony – New Hampshire .
Natural resources in the New York Colony included agricultural land, coal, furs, forestry (timber), and iron ore. The New York Colony was also referred to as a breadbasket colony because one of its major crops was wheat. The wheat was ground into flour and exported to England.
Although the children of New Netherland worked hard, they also found time for fun and games. Children rolled hoops, played leapfrog, jumped rope, and played ninepins, a form of bowling. Quieter activities included card games, dice, backgammon, and ticktack, a game similar to tic-tac-toe.
Many colonists grew their own food, like wheat, corn, peas, pumpkins and potatoes. Houses were usually very small and made of wood. Rich families generally had larger brick dwellings. New York men wore shirts, breeches and boots, while the women wore dresses, aprons, bonnets, petticoats and shoes.