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New York City is both the largest city and the largest metropolitan area on the East Coast. The East Coast is the most populated coastal area in the United States.
The original 13 colonies were divided into three geographic areas consisting of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies. The New York Colony was classified as one of the Middle Colonies.
New York County: the current New York County; Manhattan. Orange County: now Orange and Rockland counties. Queens County: now Queens and Nassau counties. Richmond County: the current Richmond County; Staten Island.
The middle colonies included Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Advantaged by their central location, the middle colonies served as important distribution centers in the English mercantile system.
The northern colonies included:
The Southern colonies were Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
The Southern colonies included Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia.
Also known as the Breadbasket colonies, the Mid-Atlantic colonies include New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York. The first settlers of the Mid-Atlantic colonies soon discovered that the land was good for farming, once the trees and rocks were cleared.
The colonies developed into three distinct regions: New England, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies.
The New York Colony was one of the original 13 colonies located on the Atlantic coast of North America. The original 13 colonies were divided into three geographic areas consisting of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies. The New York Colony was classified as one of the Middle Colonies.
The landscape of the New York Colony included lowlands, mountains, coastal plain, and farmland. The mild climate of the New York Colony with cold winters and hot summers. This made the climate ideal for farming.
The New England colonies were the northernmost of the colonies: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The other nine colonies were New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware (the Middle colonies) and Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (the Southern colonies).
Ruling powers were given to a governor. In 1685, New York became a royal colony. King James II sent Sir Edmund Andros to be the royal governor. He ruled without a legislature, causing dissension and complaint amongst the citizens.
King George III of Britain
In 1664, when Charles resolved to enforce England's claim to New Netherland, Richard Nicoll was appointed to command the English fleet, and named governor of the future colony of New York.
There were many reasons why European colonists chose to settle in New Netherland. Many fled political and religious persecution. Others hoped to improve their condition by owning their own land or by participating in the fur trade. Some came as servants.
One of the original 13 colonies, New York played a crucial political and strategic role during the American Revolution. Between 1892 and 1954, millions of immigrants arrived in New York Harbor and passed through Ellis Island on their journey to becoming U.S citizens.
Others carry the prefix "New"; for example, the largest city in the US, New York, was named after York because King Charles II gave the land to his brother, James, the Duke of York (later James II).