New York

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Date of Statehood: July 26, 1788

Capital: Albany

Population: 19,378,102 (2010)

Size: 54,555 square miles

Nickname(s): Empire State

Motto: Excelsior (“Ever Upward”)

Tree: Sugar Maple

Flower: Rose

Bird: Bluebird

New York Timeline
  • 1609 - Henry Hudson explores the Hudson River and claims the land for the Dutch.
  • 1624 - The Dutch build Fort Orange which will become the city of Albany.
  • 1625 - New Amsterdam is established. It will become New York City.
  • 1664 - The British take over New Netherlands and rename it New York.
  • 1754 - The French and Indian War begins. It will end in 1763 with the British winning.
  • 1775 - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga at the start of the American Revolution.
  • 1776 - The British defeat the Americans at the Battle of Long Island and take over New York City.
  • 1777 - The Americans defeat the British at the Battles of Saratoga. This is a turning point in the war in favor of the Americans.
  • 1788 - New York becomes the 11th state to join the Union.
  • 1797 - Albany is made the permanent state capital.
  • 1825 - The Erie Canal opens connecting the Great Lakes to the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1892 - Ellis Island opens as the central immigration center for the United States.
  • 1929 - The New York Stock Exchange crashes signaling the start of the Great Depression.
  • 2001 - The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center are destroyed by terrorists.

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