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New York. After the Duke of York.

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Who had control of New York during the Revolution?

The British.

What was the name of the colony that became the State of New York?

While it was under Dutch control, the colony was called New Netherlands. Under British control, it was rebranded as the Province of New York.

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What was new york called back then?

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How did British control of new york city hurt the American revolution?

By hurting u mean injured. For the answer though, it just did.

Which US Harbor was called New Amsterdam?

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