New York VS New Amsterdam?
Why did it change names?
- Aquarius 1011Lv 68 months ago
Because it changed from a Dutch colony, to a British colony.
- The decider...Lv 48 months ago
New hellbound land more like it.
- 8 months ago
the Dutch immigrants lost their majority
- FoofaLv 78 months ago
Google 'Second Anglo-Dutch War'.
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- tentofieldLv 78 months ago
England took over the colony from the Dutch in 1664 during the Anglo-Dutch war and named the town after the then Duke of York, the brother of Charles II . He later became King James II (of England, VII of Scotland) and was deposed in 1688.
The Duke of York is the title usually given to the second son of the monarch, the first son is the Prince of Wales.
- 8 months ago
New York’s name history can be traced to a time during the 17th century when Britain, France and Netherlands all struggled to expand their territories and establish more colonies.
Though Britain and France were rivals, they could still cooperate and form an alliance against their common enemy, the Netherlands, a small country that for 80 years fought for independence and now started to conquer the world. I Hope you figure in out soon.
- choko_canyonLv 78 months ago
Why'd they change it? I can't say. People just liked it better that way. And it's Istanbul not Constantinople yes it's Istanbul not Constantinople, why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks.
- LeeLv 48 months ago
Cheese, they couldn’t produce decent Edam and felt like frauds so changed it.
- L. E. GantLv 78 months ago
The English took over from the Dutch, and wanted to name something after the Duke of York of that time.