History of the road
In 1647 the Dutch West India Company decided to bring order to the city of Nieuw Amsterdam . Petrus Stuyvesant was to take on this task . During his 17 year tenure as governor, the first hospital , prison, and school were built. To protect against Indian raids , in 1652 he had a wall built across the island in the north of the city , which later gave its name to the street that ran there. The first slave market in New York was located on Wall Street from 1711 .
Wall Street today
At the end of the street is the famous Trinity Church . The Federal Hall , in which the first Congress met and where, among other things, the Bill of Rights was passed , commemorates the time when New York City was the capital of the USA .
- Yuval Noah Harari : A Brief History of Humanity . 1st edition. Penguin Verlag, Munich 2018, ISBN 978-3-328-10287-8 , pp. 395-396 .
- MAAP | Place Detail: Slave Market. Retrieved January 23, 2018 .
- The Road of Tyrants. In: The time No. 45, 2011, p. 17, 2nd column