Manhattan 1524

The Colony of New York

  • Jan 1, 1524

    The Discovery of Manhattan

    The Discovery of Manhattan
    Giovanni Da Verrazano was the first white man to see Manhattan
  • The Exploration of New York

    The Exploration of New York
    The English navigator, Henry Hudson landed in the Lower Bay of New York in his ship, Half Moon
  • Trade

    The system of trade began between the Indians and the Dutch, gold was bartered for precious fur.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    The Amsterdam based Dutch East Company commissioned an English sea captain, Henry Hudson to find a northwest passage to Asia
  • New Netherlands

    New Netherlands
    Already the territory parts of which would also become Delaware, New Jersey and Connecticut, had a name New Netherlands.
  • The Landing

    The Landing
    The Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • The Dutch Government

    The Dutch Government
    The Dutch Government gave a license to a group of merchants who organized the Dutch West India Company, because of the Dutch trade of America and Africa
  • Settling in Manhattan

    Settling in Manhattan
    The first settlers to arrive in Mnahattan were the Dutch emigrants.
  • Dutch Colony

    Dutch Colony
    A Dutch Colony settlement began by the Dutch West India Company.
  • War

    War began between England and Holland
  • Captured & Renamed

    Captured & Renamed
    The colony was captured and renamed New York James' "title" at the time was "The Duke of York".
  • Finally Peace

    Finally Peace
    There was peace between the English and Dutch
  • The Service

    The Service
    A horseback postal service was made between New York and Boston.
  • The Dutch

    The Dutch
    The Dutch Government controlled the city of New York
  • They Realize

    They Realize
    The Dutch realized they could not fight in war succesfully against England and France.
  • Style of Government

    Style of Government
    New York was officially grant representative style of government.
  • James Stuart

    James Stuart
    New York became a royal colony when James ascended the thrown of England.
  • The 13 Colonies

    The 13 Colonies
    Seven of the 13 colonial assembly met in Albany to discuss coming together for deffense and government,
  • Rebels

    A group of rebels formed New York provincial congress
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    New York endorsed the Declaration of Independence thus declaring itslef an independent state. New York was no longer a colony.