History buffs gather here! We’ve dug up this treasure of an informative video, and we’re pretty sure you want to see it.
The Dutch purchased Manhattan for $24 USD —and then gave it up
This six-minute clip provides you with an interesting insight as to why the Dutch gave up New York in 1664.
Spoiler (ish): It mainly had to do with the amazing Brits — definitely not biased or anything. 😉
But whether or not that’s your takeaway as well, this video is a must-see for anyone interested in Dutch/American/British history.
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in October 2019, and was fully updated in June 2022 for your reading pleasure.