About the Student Artwork
New York State
There were many famous people in New York and we are proud of them. From the time of the Iroquois to the present day New York State has been an interesting to live.
In the end of the 1500's, Iroquois and Algonquians roamed the land of America. They left a lot of history for us to look at and play. They left wampum for family culture. They also left a really cool sport named lacrosse. This game is played with a stick, a ball, and a goal. We still have this same game today, but it is just more complex.
In the beginning of the 1600’s explorers started to look for more land to live on. The Netherland explorers found land. It was called New Netherlands. Peter Stuyvesant, also known as Peg Leg Pete, was the governor of New Netherlands. Pete’s wife’s name was Judith Bayard Stuyvesant. Peg Leg made new laws in New Netherlands.
Theodore Rooosvelt, another New Yorker, was the 26th president of the USA. He also was a writer, historian, big-game hunter, conservationist, ranchman, & a great explorer. "Teddy" was Theodore’s nickname. "Teddy" got married to Anna Irvine on April 13, 1786. "Teddy" died on Jan. 6, 1919 in Oyster Bay, NY.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In 1928 and1930 Franklin D. Roosevelt was governor of New York State. He was elected president of the United States in 1933 and remained president until 1945.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a shy child. She was born on October 11, 1884. She was really tall. Eleanor was Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wife. Her dad’s brother was Theodore Roosevelt. Her mom was Anna Hall. Eleanor lived from 1884-1962.
In conclusion, you now know about all of these famous people. So I hope this helped you figure out that the Empire State building was not the only important thing in NYS.
L, A, & M