Wall street

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The Charging Bull in Bowling-Green-Park near Wall Street as a sign of the optimism of the stock market
Facade of the New York Stock Exchange in the summer of 2011

The Wall Street (dt. Wall street ) is a street in New York City District Manhattan in which numerous banks and the world's largest stock exchange , the New York Stock Exchange , are located.

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

The approximately 800 meter long street forms the center of the New York financial district . At the same time, the term Wall Street is used to describe the US financial industry as a whole.

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 .

See also

Web links

Commons : Wall Street  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Yuval Noah Harari : A Brief History of Humanity . 1st edition. Penguin Verlag, Munich 2018, ISBN 978-3-328-10287-8 , pp.  395-396 .
  2. MAAP | Place Detail: Slave Market. Retrieved January 23, 2018 .
  3. The Road of Tyrants. In: The time No. 45, 2011, p. 17, 2nd column

Coordinates: 40 ° 42 ′ 23 "  N , 74 ° 0 ′ 34"  W.