Why was New York founded in 1609?
It was admitted to the union in July 26, 1788. In 1609, Henry Hudson discovered Manhattan Island.
New York was founded by the Dutch. New York was founded by the Dutch. ___________________________________________________________________________________ New York was controlled by the dutch from 1609 to 1664. It was called New Amsterdam. New York still has many dutch street and place names. The Netherlands also had control of Indonesia for a while.
New York was inhabited by various tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian speaking Native American tribes at the time Dutch settlers moved into the region in the early 17th century. In 1609, the region was first claimed by Henry Hudson for the Dutch. In 1609 the King of England was James I who reigned from 1603 to 1625.