MORNING STUMPER for Thursday, September 8, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- On this day back in 1664, the New Netherland Governor surrendered New Amsterdam to the British.

New Amsterdam was quickly renamed *New York* after the Duke of York.

The New Netherland colony encompassed was was to become New York City and parts of Long Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

For today's stumper:

Who were the original settlers of New Amsterdam?

A. Swedish
B. Germans
C. Irish
D. Dutch

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And the answer is:

D. Dutch

The Dutch West India Company settled the area in 1624.

After the American Revolution, New York City became the first capital of the United States. 

Copyright 2016 WCSH


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