They rent land on a manor, use the land to grow crops. They give part of what they grow to the owner.
An English Sea Captain who set sail from the Netherlands on his ship, the Half Moon. As a result of is voyage, the Dutch claimed the land along the Hudson River.
Believed he could find Asia by sailing West from Europe. On Oct 12,1492, he landed on one of the Bahama Islands. He thought he was in India.
French Explorer. Built a permanent settlement along the St. Lawrence River - Quebec. Discovered Lake Champlain. Made allies with the Algonkians.
The new Dutch colony, includes parts of New York, New Jersey and Delaware. In 1624, the first colonists sailed for New Netherlands.
a person who promises to work for an employer for a period of time. In return, the employer pays for the boat trip to the colony.
a powerful land owner after the British took over the colony. He owned a large manor in the Hudson River Valley in 1686.
became governor of New York Colony in 1647 for 17 years. He was governor when the British took over New Netherland.
French people who came to New York. Their religion was protestant. The French government treated them poorly because of their religion. In NY, they could practice religion freely.
He published a newspaper called the Weekly Journal. He made fun of Governor Cosby and was thrown in jail. His case went to court and he won - an important step towards freedom of the press.
meridians, or imaginary lines on a map or globe that measure the distance east & west of the prime meridian.
the first line, or starting place, for measuring lines of longitude. It is marked 0 degrees on the map.
An important step towards freedom of the press. The court ruled that Zenger had a right to print stories about the government - that it is the right of the people to print or tell the news.