Read this article about New York City History:
Instructions for completing the Challenges:
Part 1: Historical Facts
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a) When did Giovanni di Verrazano arrive at New York Bay?
b) Why did the Europeans want to come to New Amsterdam?
c) When did New Amsterdam become the British colony of New York?
d) Where was George Washington Sworn in?
e) Who was the city’s first Afro-American mayor?
Part 2: Using the Population Facts in the article above create an excel graph. If you do not know how to create a bar graph using Excel. Click here to find instructions
Part 3: New York has been called “the Melting Pot” because of the various ethnic groups that make up the city. Create a drawing to show the various groups that make up “the Melting Pot” of New York City’s cultures. Sample Drawing with thanks to the Class of 2006.