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  1. History of New York City Lenape and New Netherland, to 1664 New Amsterdam British and Revolution, 1665–1783 Federal and early American, 1784–1854 Tammany and Consolidation, 1855–1897 (Civil War, 1861–1865) Early 20th century, 1898–1945 Post–World War II, 1946–1977 Modern and post-9/11, 1978–present See also Transportation

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    Jan 12, 2010 · New York City served as the capital of the United States from 1785 to 1790. During the 1760s and 1770s, the city was a center of anti-British activity–for instance, after the British Parliament...

  3. Mar 26, 2023 · For the past two centuries, New York has been the largest and wealthiest American city. More than half the people and goods that ever entered the United States came through its port, and that stream of commerce has made change a constant presence in city life.

  4. During the twentieth century, New York grew immensely. The Statue of Liberty observed the arrival of millions of immigrants (in 1948 New York was the world’s most populated city, surpassing London). It became the hub of European, Asian and Latin-American immigration.

  5. Oct 4, 2022 · New York City was the first capital of the United States after the Constitution was ratified in 1788. On April 30, 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the nation’s first president at...

  6. Despite the loss of the national government, New York’s population skyrocketed in 1781–1800, and it became America’s largest city. Once again trade grew rapidly, and not even the War of 1812 hindered development; an auction system for surplus British merchandise dumped in New York solidified the city’s economic position after 1816. Even before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, New ...

  7. Mar 14, 2021 · A History of New York City. 17th Century New York. An Italian, Giovanni da Verrazano discovered New York Harbor in 1524. In 1609 an Englishman, Henry Hudson, sailed up the Hudson ... 18th Century New York. 19th Century New York. 20th Century New York. 21st Century New York.

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