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Rotunda of Federal Hall National Memorial

Rotunda of Federal Hall National Memorial
The site of the Federal Hall is an important one to American history. Initially occupied by New York City's first official city hall on land donated by Dutch merchant Abraham de Peyster. In 1702, the city government, then British moved in. The site later became the staging ground for the American Revolution. In October 1765, the building hosted the Stamp Act Congress to protest against "taxation without representation."

In 1789, the then Federal Hall hosted the very fist Congress and the swearing-in of George Washinton as New York City was the American capital at the time. But in 1790, the capital was moved to Philadelphia before eventually being moved to Washington DC.

The current building seen here was built in 1842.

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