Watch Video and answer 4 questions in essay form of only 500 words each answer.

Watch the video attached and answer the 4 following questions. Answers should be in essay form of only 500 words. ABSOLUTELY NO outside sources or citations. please just refer to video
1) Today we are at which picture in Thomas Cole’s series “The Course of Empire.” Why are we at that stage?
2) If you were Dewitt Clinton today, what are the three most serious problems facing the future of New York City and how would you solve them. 
3) The Dutch strongly influenced the early history of New York City. How has your ethnic group influenced the city?
4) Flushing gave religious freedom to New York City. What is the state of religious freedom in the city today?