Prior to the arrival of the English in 1664, New York was known as New Amsterdam, and was a Dutch colony. The Dutch settled the colony primarily to facilitate fur trading in exchange for cheap trinkets known as wampum. The English renamed it New York, after the king's brother, the Duke of York.
what were the major exports of New York in 1664
It was called New Amsterdam.
New York City was called New Amsterdam by the Dutch settlers. When the English took control in 1664, they renamed it New York.
The Colony of New York was founded in 1664. New Netherland was founded in 1624. The Duke of York took it from the founders and renamed it New York in 1664.
New york was founded in 1664
Yes and no. The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in New York City, in approximately 1624 (some sources say 1625 or 1626). They called it New Amsterdam. In 1664, the English took control and renamed it New York.
New York was always here, it was just called by different names. The Province of New York was established by its colonial charter of 1664.
The Duke of York founded New York in 1664.