When did Europeans first arrive in New York?
English explorer Henry Hudson landed on what is now called Manhattan in 1609.
Inside, You'll Find:
How colonists lived before New York became the eleventh state;
Maps, a timeline, photos-and what role New York played in the American Revolution;
Surprising True facts that will shock and amaze you!
Table of Contents
1 The Native Americans What did the Iroquois peoples do to make themselves stronger? 7
2 The Settlers How did Peter Stuyvesant rebuild New Netherland? 11
3 Living in the Colony How did wealth change the kinds of jobs available in New York City? 23
4 Fighting for Independence What happened in New York City during the Revolutionary War? 29
New York Founding Fathers What connections did these founders have to New York? 38
True Statistics 43
Important Words 46
About the Author 48