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What did the British and the Dutch fight over in the New World?
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  1. While the Dutch got to what is today the northeastern United States first, the British eventually took colonial control of the entire area. The Dutch owned Manhattan, which they called New Amsterdam. The British and Dutch clashed in North America, with the British even taking control of New Amsterdam in 1664. The Dutch and the British eventually signed the Treaty of Breda in 1667 to end the Second Anglo-Dutch War. The British gave up control of an island in the East and the Dutch gave up their claim to New Amsterdam in return. The British renamed the island New York.

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