Most major US cities not originally British or US

betgo

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Jul 2011
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It is obvious what is Spanish. New York was Dutch and Philadelphia Swedish. In addition to New Orleans, St. Louis and St. Paul are obviously French names.

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Feb 2016
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Chicago- founded in 1833 by US citizens.
Houston - founded 1837 by US citizens.
Phoenix - founded 1867 by US citizens.
That’s 3 out of the top 5 founded by Anglo Americans.

Philadelphia a quick check shows was founded by an Englishman, not Swedes.
Dallas - Anglo American.
Austin - Anglo Americans
Jacksonville - Anglo-American.
And so on.
Actually out of the top 20 biggest cities, 14 were founded by Anglo Americans. The other 6 were Spanish or Dutch.
 

martin76

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Dec 2014
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I agree... because British Dominions in North America are not US... UNITED STATES are settled in a big area belonged mainly to Spain and France. Not British at all in areas as California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Dakotas, Minessota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas and very limited in Oregeon, Washington, Wisconsin, Florida (only 20 years from 1763 to 1783), Illinois, Missisippi, Alabama, Tenessee etc etc.. In fact, the British presence in what today is USA lasted about 150 years as best..shorter than Portuguese presence in Congo, for example.

Dear Edric.. to be born in USA don´t means to be "anglo-american".... for sure... not the Hollywood stars.. Most of them Austrohungarians, Germans or Russians. Do you think Messi is "Spanish-american" because he was born in a Spanish Dominion for 300 years, he has a Spanish Passport and he speaks Spanish as his mother language? I don´t think so.. He is an Italian origin man.
No.. Cities stablished or founded by British in USA are very limited because British were in a short area in what today is USA....New York is in fact Nieuw Amsterdam.. a Dutch Dominon... as San Agustín, Tucsón, Alburquerque, San Antonio, Los Ángeles, San Francisco, Pensacola, Mobile... were stablished by Spaniards or Neuve Orleans, Baton Rouge, La crosse etc were stablished by French.

And it is not necesary to say that USA born instead of Britain will and with the Dutch, French and Spanish support.
 

martin76

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Dec 2014
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#7
Chicago- founded in 1833 by US citizens.
Houston - founded 1837 by US citizens.
Phoenix - founded 1867 by US citizens.
That’s 3 out of the top 5 founded by Anglo Americans.

Philadelphia a quick check shows was founded by an Englishman, not Swedes.
Dallas - Anglo American.
Austin - Anglo Americans
Jacksonville - Anglo-American.
And so on.
Actually out of the top 20 biggest cities, 14 were founded by Anglo Americans. The other 6 were Spanish or Dutch.

Can you say a list of British Cities? I don´t remember British conquered Texas.... British left what today is USA in 1783.... Texas belonged to Spain till 1821 (Texans fought in Baylen! and not in British Army at all).. to Mexico till 1836/1848. So... Not British at all in Texas!
 

Rodger

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Jun 2014
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#8
It is obvious what is Spanish. New York was Dutch and Philadelphia Swedish. In addition to New Orleans, St. Louis and St. Paul are obviously French names.

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Chicago- founded in 1833 by US citizens.
Houston - founded 1837 by US citizens.
Phoenix - founded 1867 by US citizens.
That’s 3 out of the top 5 founded by Anglo Americans.

Philadelphia a quick check shows was founded by an Englishman, not Swedes.
Dallas - Anglo American.
Austin - Anglo Americans
Jacksonville - Anglo-American.
And so on.
Actually out of the top 20 biggest cities, 14 were founded by Anglo Americans. The other 6 were Spanish or Dutch.
Yeah. Philadelphia was founded by Pennsylvania's founder, William Penn, an English Quaker. Delaware was originally a Swedish colony. I don't know much about cities in the south and west. Along the eastern seaboard there were a number of prominent, or to become prominent, cities founded by those other than the English - many of them already noted. After the Revolutionary War, many of the cities within the interior mideast and midwest - beyond the Appalachians, were founded by Americans of English descent. Examples are Pittsburgh and Wheeling, WV. One notable exception: Detroit, founded by the French.
 
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