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What is the name of Henry Hudson's ship ?

Half Moon

What city used to be the Dutch settlement of Ft. Orange?


What is the Dutch East India company and what did they do?

Sent explorers to find a shorter route to Asia

What country did Samuel de Champlain sail for and what were some of his accomplishments?

He sailed for France. One of his accomplishments was to discover Lake Champlain and one of the first permanent settlements in Canada

What did the first Europeans call New York?

New Netherland

Who is the Dutch governor who had a wooden leg?

Peter Stuyvesant

What was the main goal of the first Europeans who explored North America?

To discover the Northwest Passage which equals a shorter route to Asia.

Who was the first European to arrive in New York State?

Giovanni da Verrazzano

Peter Minuit

Dutch colonist who bought Manhattan from the Native Americans for the equivalent of $24 (1580-1638)


explored the coast of North America from North Carolina northward


someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program

Trade Route

a lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels

indentured servant

Laborer who agreed to work without pay for a certain period of time in exchange for passage to America


people who oppose or defy the government that exists


the head of a state government


someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else


land surrounded by water on three sides


a group of animals of the same type living together

What is the Dutch West India Company?

Trading company chartered by the Dutch government to conduct its merchants' trade in the Americas and Africa.

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