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New York is one of the 13 original colonies and states. New York is bounded to the west and north by Lake Erie, the Canadian province of Ontario, Lake Ontario, and the Canadian province of Quebec; to the east by the New England states of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut; to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean and New Jersey; and to the south by Pennsylvania. The capital is Albany. Until the 1960s New York was the country’s leading state in nearly all population, cultural, and economic indexes. Its displacement by California beginning in the middle of that decade was caused by the enormous influx of people from other regions of the U.S., especially Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Central Americans.
New York was first colonized by the Dutch in 1609. The colony went through several stages of growth until it came under English control during the reign of Charles II. At that time New York had a population of some 7,000 people concentrated on the lower Hudson River around Fort Orange (Albany).
New York became one of the original thirteen states and part of a great union. It was in New York that: the Stamp Act Congress met in 1765, the first session of the United States Congress took place from 1774 to 1789, George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the American armies in 1783, and the United States Bill of Rights was drafted in 1789. It was also a major theater of battle during the American Revolution.
The state has experienced many periods of boom and bust, especially since World War II. In the 1960s New York had more people working in manufacturing than any other state, but by 1990 it ranked last in that category. The present-day economy includes many finance and insurance operations, as well as such traditional industries as agriculture and mining.