New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_165
A painting of Captain Kidd's house in New York City with the wall for which Wall Street was named in the background, 1911.
Why was this wall built?
How would the palisade protect the colonists?
Why do you think there are houses on both sides of the wall?
Why doesn't New York City have a wall to protect it today?
How old was the wall in this picture when Captain Kidd moved to New York City? Had it ever been tested in battle? Was Kidd's house on the "safe" side of the wall? Did the wall change over time? When and why was it taken down?
Math: If it takes 10 logs to make a 5-foot-wide by 8-foot-high section of fencing, how many logs would be necessary to build a fence 300 feet long?
English Language Arts: Design a broadside that summarizes the council meeting.