Henry Hudson's Colonization Of The Hudson River Region

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Henry Hudson was hired to find a shorter route to Asia from Europe through the Arctic Ocean. After twice being turned back by ice, Hudson embarked on a third voyage–this time on behalf of the Dutch East India Company–in 1609. This time, he chose to continue east by a more southern route, drawn by reports of a possible area across the North American continent to the Pacific. They determined it was not the path they sought once they made their voyage there.Hudson spent months drifting through the vast Hudson Bay and eventually fell victim to a mutiny by his crew. Hired by England for even MORE money, Hudson’s discoveries laid the groundwork for Dutch colonization of the Hudson River region, as well as English land claims in Canada. Hudson continued

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