New York Page By Megan Justin Carissa Nate
Jobs • Farmers • Lumbermen • Sailors • Miners • Trappers • Merchants • Servants
Geography • Mohawk River • Hudson River • Iron and Minerals • Farms • Valleys
Government • Most Problems were governed by the king and others were the governor.
The History • The colony that the British named New York was first settled by people from the Netherlands. The Netherlands (often called Holland) is a country in northern Europe. Its people are the Dutch. The Dutch came to the area to set up fur-trading posts. The British, however, wanted this land for themselves so that British settlers in New England could move westward. In 1664, the British captured the colony. England’s king gave the land to his brother, the Duke of York