Kristen Helinski<br />Joshua Powers<br />Collean Toupin<br />New York<br />
Explorers<br />1524 – New York harbor visited by Verrazano<br />1609 – Hudson River first explored by Henry Hudson<br />
Settlers<br />1624 – Dutch settled permanently & ruled over the colony of New Netherland for 40 years<br />1664 – Colony conquered by English & renamed New York in honor of the Duke of York<br />July 9, 1776 – New York declared it’s independence<br />1777 – New York adopted its first constitution<br />
Why<br />Hudson saw great opportunity for merchants on the Hudson river (easy access)<br />Fertile soil<br />Abundant valuable furs for little cost<br />
Where<br />Merchants pitched cabins on South Point of Manhattan Island<br />
The first government of New York State grew out of the Revolutionary War<br />In June 1777, while the war was going on, an election for the first governor took place<br />George Clinton was elected and inaugurated as Governor at Kingston<br />First Government<br />
The Capitols<br />New York City was the first capitol of the new nation<br />Albany became the capitol of New York in 1797<br />
Tolerant of many religions<br />Example of tolerance: Lutheran church on Long Island<br />Had many different types of religions:<br />Jewish synagogue<br />Presbyterian<br />Lutheran<br />Anglican<br />Congregational<br />Baptist<br />Roman Catholic<br />Religion<br />
Social Life & Entertainment<br />New York City described as having a social life of “elegance and polish.” Met at taverns.<br /> The Dutch population had a very “rustic” lifestyle. Men farmed and women sewed and took care of the family.<br />Played card games, backgammon, dice. Had many outdoor games (hunting, fishing, etc.)<br />Beach parties, quilting parties, sewing parties<br />First race course in the United States was built in Long Island in 1668. The Huckleberry Frolic was an annual event held at the race course featuring horse races, mule races, comedians, fire eaters, gymnasts and wild beasts.<br />
Architecture was very traditional<br />Example: The Dutch built their houses and buildings in their settlements just as they had before they came to North America<br />Architecture<br />
http://www.iloveny.com/kids/history_pre_1900.asp<br />"New Amsterdam." U*X*L Encyclopedia of U.S. History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and<br />Rebecca Valentine. Ed. Lawrence W. Baker and Sarah Hermsen. Vol. 6. Detroit: UXL, 2009.<br />1124-1127. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <br />http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/flags/ny_flag.htm<br />http://history-world.org/dutch_settlement.htm<br />http://i.infoplease.com/images/mnewyork.gif<br />http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycoloni/dahistmc.html<br />http://www.powertolearn.com/li_history/colonial.html<br />Sources<br />
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