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In 1624, a Dutch trading company founded the colony of New Netherlands which was located between two British settlements known as Virginia and Plymouth. In 1664 the British seized New Netherlands. The King, Charles I, granted the colony to his brother, the Duke of York, as a Proprietary Colony. The English colonists demanded some kind of representative government. A colonial assembly was elected in 1683. The colony was renamed and New York became a Royal Colony when the Duke of York became King James II in 1685. For more information see the following site.

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How was colonial New York governed?

it was governed by the English i think that's the answer.

Was colonial New York democratic?

No. It was governed by England.

What was the polulation in colonial times in New York?

The population in New York in colonial times was diverse.

What kind of government does colonial New York have?

New York Was Originally Governed By The MayFlower Compact, Until They Went Under New Leadership Then Were Governed By The House Of Burgesses

What was New York called in Colonial times?

In the Colonial times, New York was called New York. The piece of land New York was on was given to the Duke of York as payment for a debt. Naturally, the Duke named it New York.

What words from colonial times start with Y?

duke of york new york

How was New York governed?

The New York Colony was governed as a Royal Colony. The Colony of New York existed from 1609 to 1692.

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What is the population of New York in colonial times?

i think the answer is 1500

Who did new york trade with during colonial times?


Who are some New York colonial times?

Caned saver

Was Boston in Massachusetts in the colonial times?

new york city

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What industry was the colony of New York famous for?

In the stories of colonial New York by Washington Irving, colonial New York had apple orchards. New York City in colonial times had mills to grind flour and iron to make plows. Farms in the area grew flax and hemp.

Who was a new york famous person in colonial times?

Alexander Hamilton

Why was New York founded in colonial times?

They sought a conveniently located port.

What were some contributions of Colonial New York?

What were some contributions of Colonial New York

What were taxes like in colonial New York?

Everyone was taxed in colonial new york. :)

Where was the New Netherland colony located?

New Netherland was located where New York is now. New Netherland became part of New York in colonial times.

Who governed colonial New Jersey?

sir Fredrick poliono

What were celebrations and fun things to do in colonial New York?

A celebration in colonial New York was New Years Eve. A fun thing that people did in colonial New York was go to the theater.

How was New York governed in 1700s?

it was governed horribke thats how it was governed ya stupid twit

How did colonial new york get its name?

Colonial New York was named after the King of England's brother, the Duke of York.

Does New York have a flag?

Colonial New York does.

What was the education like in colonial New York?

education in colonial new york wasn't that important