The Dutch in Holland heard of
Manhattan Island. They sent out people to trade with the Indians, where
the Indians had plenty of rich furs to sell. Dutch took possession of
Hudson in 1614. They named it "New Netherlands", they built a
fort and some log cabins on the lower end of Manhattan. They called
this little settlement "New Amsterdam", in remembrance of the port of
Amsterdam in Holland from which Hudson sailed. After fifty years "New
Netherlands" was seized by the English in 1664. They changed the name
to "New York" in honor of the Duke of York.
After hundred years the American war of Independence
state. Under the able leadership of George Washington, the rule of the
English came to an end. USA got independence. Now New York is a
largest and wealthiest city in America. The Statue of Liberty is seen
at the entrance of the city. The New York port which is on Hudson river is
one of the busiest sea ports in the world. Hudson would have felt happy if
he is here to see this.
Directions: Answer the following multiple choice questions. Also, answer the following questions on a sheet of paper:
How did the Dutch start new settlements in Manhattan?
How did the rule of English come to an end in Hudson?