New York Colony

By: Hope, Zachary, Tristan

This is the scenery of the New York Colony.

Geography/Terrain:

The terrain is very well for all types of people! In New York we  have great soil for farmers. We also have hills and flat land. There is a variety of landforms for you to settle on.  

Founding:

The Colony is founded by Peter Minuit in 1624. The Dutch owned New York for trading purposes until in 1664 the English people took over. New York was founded for new lives and better living and trading purposes.  

Demographics:

Population: 210541

  • Religion: There was no specific religion which gave way to religious freedom for Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews and others

Economy & Trade:

In New York the economy is steady. The people in New York trade and sell a variety of things for a living. You can have basically any job to make a living in New York. Most people are farmers and sell crops and things from animals to make money. A variety of people have been able to make a living here!

Government:

King James II gives New York limited privileges of self government. We have freedom of speech and religion. We are now a royal colony run by Sir Edmund Andros.

Unique Characteristics:  

  • When the Dutch owned New York it was called New Amsterdam
  • New York became a official State on July 28th, 1788

Sources:

Sources:

Unique Characteristics: "Just the Facts - New York Colony." Just the Facts - New York Colony. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2014.

Geography/Terrain: "New York Colony." : Geography and Climate. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2014.

Government:  "New York Colony." : Politics and Government. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2014.

Demographics: "ESTIMATED POPULATION OF AMERICAN COLONIES." ESTIMATED POPULATION OF AMERICAN COLONIES. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.

Founding: "American Colonies." American Colonies. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2014.

Economy & Trade: "New York Colony." : Economy. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2014.