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New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the fourth-most populated, and the seventh-most densely populated of the 50 United States. See the fact file below for more information about the state of New York or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
- The territory of New York begins around 10,000 BC, with the first inhabitants, the native Americans. The Iroquoian and Algonquian culture developed over time. In 1524, the Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano under the French Flag rediscovered New York yet the first land was claimed by the Dutch in 1609 as part of New Netherland colony.
- New York was the seat for the Sons of Liberty in challenging the British authority in the imposition of various intolerable acts. It is where most of the battles during the American Revolution took place along with its victory.
- In April 1777, they adopted its constitution , which created a strong executive and strict separation of powers. A decade later, it strongly influenced the federal constitution. After years of economic development, it became the richest and most populous state. By 1900s it experienced the Great Depression that started from the Wall Street crash.
- In 2001, New Yorkers along with the rest of the Americans and the world witnessed the attack on World Trade Center marking the worst terrorist attack in America. The Twin Tower collapse into ashes due the direct clash of two passenger planes killing thousands of people. Today, a memorial was established to commemorate the tragedy.
- New York became a state on July 26, 1788, 11th to the union. Its major cities are New York, Albany (capital), Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse with 54,556 sq. miles total area. It is one of the busiest place in America with the major production of garments, chemicals, metal products, processed foods, furniture, chocolate, and sky scraping buildings.
- Some of its famous citizens are Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (former United States President), Walter Whitman (poet), Washington Irving (author), Jackie Gleason (comedian), Michael Jordan (basketball player), Humphrey Bogart (actor), James Cagney (actor), Lou Gehrig (baseball player), and George Gershwin (composer).
Key Statistical Information On New York
Became a State
July 26, 1788 (11th)
northeastern United States
54,556 sq. miles (27th)
New York, Albany, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse
garments, chemicals, metal products, processed foods, furniture, chocolate
humid continental climate, hot, humid to cool, cold winters
averages 39 inches
Professional Sports Teams
New York Yankees (Major League Baseball)
New York Mets (Major League Baseball)
New York Jets (National Football League)
New York Giants (National Football League)
New York Rangers (National Hockey League)
Red Bull New York (Major League Hockey)
New York Knicks (National Basketball Association)
New York Liberty (Women’s National Basketball Association)
Atlantic Ocean, Hudson River, Mohawk River, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain, Genesee River, Lake Ontario
Most Famous Citizens
Martin Van Buren (United States President)
Millard Fillmore (United States President)
Theodore Roosevelt (United States President)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (United States President)
Walter Whitman (poet)
Washington Irving (author)
Jackie Gleason (comedian)
Michael Jordon (basketball player)
Humphrey Bogart (actor)
James Cagney (actor)
Lou Gehrig (baseball player)
George Gershwin (composer)
Bird – Bluebird
Flower – Rose
Animal – Beaver
Tree – Sugar Maple
Insect – Ladybug
New York Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use New York Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about New York which is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the fourth-most populated, and the seventh-most densely populated of the 50 United States.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- New York Facts
- Before the Empire State
- The Roosevelts
- Statue of Liberty
- The State Flag
- New York Landscapes
- I Love New York
- Famous New Yorkers
- Sports Team
- The American Revolutionary War
- The Twin Tower
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