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Colonial America (1492-1776)
New Amsterdam

Colonial America (1492-1776)
Colonial America (1492-1776)


New Amsterdam
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.79

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    renamed, settled, marked, northern, control, lived, thousand, wooden, along, stayed, colony, post, year, town, island, governor
     content words:    York City, Dutch West India Company, Other Dutch, Hudson River, Peter Minuit, New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant, Wall Street, New York, English Duke


New Amsterdam
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     New York City got its start in 1624. It was first settled by the Dutch. A trading post was first built there for colonists of the Dutch West India Company on the island of Manhattan. Thirty families settled there. A fort was built to protect the little colony. Other Dutch colonies stretched along the Hudson River to where Albany is today. In 1626, Peter Minuit, the Dutch governor, bought the island of Manhattan from the Indians. He named the town New Amsterdam. Later governor Peter Stuyvesant helped the colony grow. By 1650, about one thousand Dutch colonists lived there. In 1653, New Amsterdam was incorporated as a city. Stuyvesant .....
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