Duke of York
Motivation for Founding:
In 1664, James, the Duke of York, received control of New Netherland. The name of the colony was changed to New York in honor of the Duke.
- The Albany Congress occurred at Albany, New York in 1754 to help unite the colonies for defense against the Iroquois Confederacy.
- The Federalist Papers were published in New York newspapers to sway voters to accept the new constitution.
- New York was the eleventh state to ratify the Constitution.