Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Hall National Memorial - United States
Federal Hall National Memorial is located in Wall Street,New York.
Federal Hall National Memorial monument was established on 1789.
Primary threats to Federal Hall National Memorial :
Federal Hall National Memorial, as it is now known, is operated by the National Park Service as a museum commemorating the historic events.
Historical facts of Federal Hall National Memorial :
The original structure on the site was built on as New York City Hall in 1700. In 1735, John Peter Zenger is an American newspaper publisher, he was arrested for committing libel against to the British royal governor and was an imprisoned and to tried there. His acquittal on the grounds that the material he had printed was true established the freedom of the press as it was later defined in the Bill of Rights. In October 1765, delegates from nine of the 13 colonies met as the Stamp an Act Congress in response to the levying of to Stamp Act by the Parliament of Great Britain. Drawn together for the first time in organized opposition to British policy, the attendees drafted a message to King George III, the House of Lords, and the House of their Commons, claiming entitlement to the same rights as the residents of Britain and protesting the colonies “taxation in without representation."In 1812 the old New York City Hall, known as Federal Hall, was torn down for $400 worth of scrap. Part of the original railing and balcony floor where Washington was inaugurated are on display in the monument. In 1812 the old New York City Hall, known as Federal Hall, was torn down for $400 worth of scrap. Part of the original railing and balcony floor where Washington was inaugurated are on display in the monument.