Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam was one of the thirteen original colonies that later became known as New York. The Dutch traded some land called Manhattan Island from the Indians. Already, many countries were settling North America, and the Dutch wanted some land to. The Dutch built a town called New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam prospered and became a popular trading spot. But soon the people of New Amsterdam became unruly and untidy, and the governors could not control them anymore. Many governors tried, but the people wouldn't listen. They decided to try once more with Peter Stuyvesant. He made new laws and built more protective walls. But soon the English attacked New Amsterdam and the people had to surrender. The English took over New Amsterdam and renamed it New York. The Dutch no longer had a settlement in North America.

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