Which of the following is true regarding the Dutch colony of New Netherland?
A. Allowed only Dutch immigrants to settle there B. Was established for its quick profit of fur trading C. Tolerated Quakers from nearby Pennsylvania D. Supported free speech and other democratic practices E. All of the above
The Dutch colony of New Netherland was originally settled so that the Dutch could make a quick buck off the fur trade going on in North America at the time. So, the correct answer is answer B. It included areas like New Jersey and Cape Cod in its southernmost point.
It didn’t last long, though; part of the reason that these two areas are in the United States of America today is because the entire piece of New Netherland was given to England in 1674 in an attempt to end a war between the Dutch and the English. It worked, but it left a bad taste to the Dutch who had to give up land to make it end. Oh, the English - conquerors of the day.