10 of the Oldest Cities in the United States

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New York City

In 1664, the city was conquered by the British and they named it New York City, after the English Duke of York and Albany. At the end of the Second Anglo-Dutch War, New Amsterdam gained control of Run Island, while England conquered New York. 

New York City became the venue for several major battles known as the New York Campaign during the American Revolutionary War. The Continental Congress met later in New York at Federal Hall, and on the 30th of April 1789 inaugurated the first president of the United States, George Washington.

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