National New York Day | September 21
Thu Sep 21st

National New York Day

We began honoring each state in the order they were born in the union, beginning with Hawaii and ending with Hawaii on Independence Day. We've chosen a small piece of each state's past, foods, and the people who make up the state.

As we begin our tour of the states, September 21st brings us to National New York Day, honoring the Empire State..


People & places

The Lenape people populated the land now known as New York, according to Lenape. The Delaware Indians are also known as the Delaware Indians. Their settlements also sprang across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and portions of Delaware and Connecticut. However, the Dutch were the first Europeans to settle the area and named it New Netherland.

Settlements and trading posts have appeared up and down the Hudson River. Albany, the state capital, was once Beverwijck and the center of the fur trade.. The Dutch established a settlement on Nutten Island named New Amsterdam in 1624. The colony thrived on Manhattan Island two years later.

Many times, the Dutch and British hands exchanged hands between the Dutch and British people over time, each without bloodshed. New York is the first exchange since 1664, which would make it the first exchange.

Freedom and influence are both present and absent

The colonies later created the Articles of Confederation after claiming independence. They soon found that a more governing document was needed.

Although New York sent three delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, only Alexander Hamilton stayed to sign the final document.' Hamilton, a federalist, had strong opinions that might have influenced the design of the young nation's new governing document. For one, Hamilton favoured a life term of service for the President.'

From Ellis Island's timeless halls to Niagara Falls and the majestic splendor of the Adirondacks, New York is brimming with grand vistas and endless historical paths to retrace. The state of New York City, as the epitome of a melting pot long before the term was coined, is full of inspiration for artists, sparks intelligent debate, and philosophical discussion.