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street from the New York Stock Exchange
you'll spot a larger-than-life George
Washington standing proudly atop the
steps at 26 Wall Street. This address
was not only the site of his first
inauguration in 1789, but also the
home of our nation's Federal Government,
the U.S. Treasury, and New York's
original City Hall.
discover, the breadth of history
that unfolded at this site is awe-inspiring.
Walk into the room devoted to John
Peter Zenger, and hear about how
his dramatic trial and acquittal
on libel charges in 1735 was the
defining moment for America's freedom
of the press. Peer into the vaults
once stacked tall with tons of gleaming
gold and silver coins by the U.S.
Treasury. Stand where George Washington
was sworn in as our first President.
You'll imagine how he must have
felt when you see the tattered bible
where he placed his hand, and pledged
his solemn oath to America.