How did the English come in possession of New York?
A. They claimed it after one of their explorers explored it
B. They bought it from the Dutch for a large amount of money
C. They settled it and built a city and then claimed New York
D. They threatened the Dutch governor, who had to surrender
The answer is D) They threatened the Dutch governor, who had to surrender. This territory was known as New Amsterdam under Dutch administration. Netherlands Governor Stuyvesant hoped to oppose English, but then he lacked labor and refused to be supported by his subordinates. After its purchase, in honor of the Duke of York, who led a mission, the name of New Amsterdam was changed to New York.
They threatened the Dutch governor, who had to surrender. The European nation's combination of war and disease decimated the local communities and pushed the survivors to settle in the north and west. The Dutch possessed English in 1664.
"D- They threatened the Dutch governor, who had to surrender." New Amsterdam, New Netherland's headquarters, was surrendered to an English military expedition led by Colonel Richard Nicolls by Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant. Stuyvesant wanted to fight the English, but his Dutch citizens declined to rally behind him as an unpopular leader. New Amsterdam was then renamed New York once the mission was completed, in commemoration of the Duke of York, the organizer of the operation.
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