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Why did the Dutch settle in New Amsterdam?

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Answered 2011-10-07 20:51:53

They settled in New Amsterdam to expand their economy.

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Where did the Dutch settle?

The dutch settled in New Amsterdam which is present day New York.

Why did settlers settle in New Amsterdam in the 17th century?

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Why was New York called New Amsterdam?

The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle New York City. They named it New Amsterdam after the Dutch city of Amsterdam. When the English took control in 1664, they renamed it New York.

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Did the Dutch allow people from Holland to settle in New Amsterdam?

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The Dutch settled New Amsterdam in 1624.

When did the Dutch settle in New York?

The Dutch colony of New Amsterdam was founded between 1624 and 1626. The English took control and renamed it New York in 1664.

The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to who?

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How did the dutch plan the growth of New Amsterdam?

The Dutch invited people from many other countries to come there.To help the colony grow the dutch encouraged people from many countries to settle in New Netherland

Why did the dutch settle in north America?

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If you came to settle in present day New York City in about 1650 it's most likely that you're of what descent?

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