What was the name of New York City before 1664?

Posted August 29, 2020 / USA
What was the name of New York City before 1664?

The English troops took over Manhattan in 1664 and renamed the city to New York. What was its name just before the re-branding? Pick the answer:


New Jersey
New Manhattan
New Amsterdam
New London
The correct answer is: New Amsterdam, in honor of the Dutch capital! In 1664 the Dutch lost the city and its name altogether.



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