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The 13 Colonies of America

New York

 

Founded: 1626 by Peter Minuit and others, on Manhattan Island

Major Industry: Manufacturing (shipbuilding, iron works), Agriculture (cattle, grain, rice, indigo, wheat)

Major Cities: New York City, Albany

Colony Named for: Duke of York

Became a State: July 26, 1788

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History of New York
New York History
New England Colonies
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
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Delaware
Pennsylvania
New York
New Jersey
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Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia

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