The Province of New Yorkball started out as 3balls, but in 1617 officials from the Dutch West India Company settled at present-day Albany, and New Amsterdam is born. Both were surrendered to colonel Richard Nicholls, and the land was given to the Duke of York, which name it after his last name. He became a royal province, and eventually it joined the Dominion of New England. He fought through the French-and-Indian war and King George's war. After the Acts made by the Parliament was given, rebels formed and the Declaration of Independence was signed. Shortly after the Revloutionary War, the British Empireball surrendered and the thirteen colonies ended.