New York State History: Facts & Timeline


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Who were the first colonists to arrive in New York?

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1. Why was New York important in the quest for American independence?

2. Which of the following is true of New York following America's independence but before mass European immigration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge and comprehension of the history of New York State. Quiz topics include the first colonists of New York and why the state was crucial in America's path to independence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify New York's characteristics after America's independence but before European immigration
  • Explain why Ellis Island is important in the history of the state
  • Understand the effects of World War II and the Great Depression on New York

Skills Practiced

Practice using these study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of New York State
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Ellis Island and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding New York's first colonists

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of New York State, review this lesson entitled New York State History: Facts & Timeline. The lesson will cover the following:

  • Understand key players in the French and Indian War
  • Explain the American Revolution
  • Recognize how the Declaration of Independence impacted America
  • Interpret the Seneca Falls Convention
  • Determine the influence of the Civil War on New York and America
  • Analyze post-Civil War New York and the modern era