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Prompt: How did ethnic diversity shape the development of the middle colonies? 08/26/2011 New Amsterdam was taken by the Dutch who were under Spanish rule at the time. They prospered in the late 1640s and reached its peak. They brought in slaves to help the city. The English came to the Dutch and asked to come under their control in exchange for virtually nothing. The only thing they asked for was to change their allegiance to England. The Dutch had no problem doing this because they did not have any patriotism towards Spain. Since New York was the central point for imported African slaves and Native Americans, it became very diverse in ethnicity. A few Dutch were willing to come, so in order to prosper, New York had to open its doors to migration. There were dozens of languages and nationalities in New Tork at the time. The Jews who came from Eastern Europe came to New York for a better life, but with no rights. They could not hold government positions or vote. They were socially accepted by everyone and generally wealthy. As many Jews moved from Europe, it was
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