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        Freedom of Conscience | Dutch New York

        This segment from Dutch New York describes the experiences of both the Sephardic Jews and the Quakers as they settled in New Amsterdam in search of religious freedom. The director of New Netherland colony, Peter Stuyvesant, was not initially welcoming of the Jews and the Quakers, but ultimately was advised by his superiors in Amsterdam to allow people of all faiths to practice their religion. This video also describes how the Quakers drafted a list of grievances, later called The Flushing Remonstrance, which is one of the roots of religious freedom in America.

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